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Weekend Guide

Education Cheat Sheet: The Power of Play

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Don't put off playtime! Here is why we should all take it seriously for our kids. Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: Getting Ready for Kindergarten

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Preparing for school goes beyond the ABCs and 123s. Here are six things you can do at home to get your little one ready to enter the classroom. Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: Why You Should Still Read To Your Middle Schooler

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Your keiki may be able to finish a book by his or herself, but there are seven other benefits you won't want to miss out on when it comes to reading together. Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: Is It OK to Miss School for Travel?

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To miss classes for travel or not, that is the question. Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: Boardroom to Classroom

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Local kids are learning from local businesses with exciting partnerships and projects. Read more


7 Education Terms to Know

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Could a flipped classroom help your child develop metacognition? If you're confused by current education terms we understand. Here is a handy explainer for seven phrases you may be hearing in school. Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: Finding the Right School Culture

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Start by taking a look at the four "C"s. Read more



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What to expect at the private-school fair led by the Hawai’i Association of Independent Schools. Read more

Our Guide

Education Cheat Sheet: 3 Ways to Encourage Excellence

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How can you help your child succeed and thrive? Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: To Screen or Not to Screen

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How to tackle the challenge of limiting smartphone and tablet time at home. Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: Top Five

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Our most popular education guides for parents from Hawai‘i’s private schools. Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: Helping Your Child With Math

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Four ways you can support your child in math, even if you are afraid you won’t understand it. Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: Parenting Help in Minutes

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Don't have time to sift through thousands of parenting articles, blogs and videos? Here are nine great reads and TEDtalks you can finish in less than 30 minutes each. Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: Technology Learning

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Technology is rapidly changing the world and classrooms. How can we help our kids prepare for the ever-evolving education and work environment without letting technology disrupt their lives? Read more



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Community service does more than just teach kids how to give back. Here are a few ways you can help your child become a change maker. Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: Passion-Based Learning

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What is your child passionate about? By basing learning around a keiki's natural interests, educators say you can teach them to do be independent thinkers early in life. Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: Navigating the Program Maze

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What is Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia? An expert helps us understand the similarities and differences in these educational methods for kids. Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: Preparing for College,  Beyond the SATs

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Colleges are looking for much more than a textbook-style well-rounded resume. So what are admissions officers looking for beyond the test scores and grade point averages? Read more


Education Cheat Sheet: Licensing 101

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Only about a third of the private schools in Hawai‘i are licensed. What does it matter and what does the license really mean? We break it down. Read more


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