Spotlight — Raphael Academy

Nola Family turns the spotlight this month on Raphael Academy, a school for children and young adults with special needs. As the mother of a child with special needs, Jacqueline Case grew concerned when the ed...

Grow Me Something, Mister!

Local kids plant gardens, raise chickens to create a more sustainable way of life  After Hurricane Katrina tore through Corrie Spano’s neighborhood in 2005, she found herself waiting in line with what seemed l...
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Tutoring

Marci Johnson, Ed.M., a frequent contributor to nola baby & family, worked in the field of education for 20 years and now is a freelance writer and fulltime Mom. She and her husband live Uptown with their t...

Tips For Organized School Year

  8 Tips to Keep Things Going Smoothly This School Year As the school year begins, it’s often hard to shift from the easy, unstructured flow of summer vacation to the more tightly choreographed dance of ...
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Strategies For Paying For Preschool And Beyond

  Written by Nina Wolgelenter   Some people joke that the price of preschool and private school educations are akin to taking out a second mortgage or paying college tuition. Unfortuna...

Study Tools And Your Child’s Needs

  Here are some  study skills tips, provided by Sylvan Learning of Harvey, that parents and their children should put into action now to start the school year off right: Make Use of Study Tools. A...

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Who we are St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is the oldest Episcopal school in New Orleans with over 56 years of experience in educating the mind, body and spirit of young children. Offering an ...
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Kindergarten And Preschool Readiness

Top concerns about preschool and kindergarten admissions and enrollment addressed by area experts. The experts: Jennifer Baudy, Jennifer Baudy, MSW, LMSW, Guidance Counselor at Community Day School; Camille ...
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Qanda With The Teachers

Q: My son’s teacher doesn’t seem to like him very much. How should I handle this? A: If your son feels disliked by his teacher, then validate his feelings and gather specific information about the times your...

Reducing Homework Stress

  The most common source of stress for kids and their parents is homework. Some parents tearfully recount how homework chores have disrupted family harmony from after school to bedtime. Consequently, th...