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Civics: Teach Your Kids About the Right to Vote

Families play an important role in shaping their children to be good citizens—including exercising their right to vote. Whenever it’s election season in Texas, that presents an opportunity to talk with our kids about civics and government. For more ideas… Continue Reading →

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Making Faces and Building Social and Emotional Skills

Managing our emotions is hard, whether you are four, or six, or forty six! Teaching children to effectively manage their feelings and emotions is such an important, ongoing task for both teachers and parents—there is no one-size-fits-all lesson for helping… Continue Reading →

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Friend Tree: Draw Strength from Your Community

At Frank L. Madla Early College High School, our school culture includes a strong community of support. When alumni reflect on their time with us, they often remark that they leave us—and move onward to complete their college journey—with a… Continue Reading →

Life Skills Social-Emotional
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Digital Parenting Tips for Keeping Kids Safe

We are proud to publish this guest post about keeping kids safe in an online world by Mandy Majors & Kim Elerick, co-hosts of the nextTalk podcast. When kids are little, we can fall into the trap of thinking “parenting… Continue Reading →

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Students of Service (SOS) Helps Teens Engage Through Volunteering

We are proud to present this guest post by Amir Samandi, Executive Director of Students of Service (SOS), about how teens in San Antonio can learn through local community service and international travel.  We all know that the pandemic exacerbated… Continue Reading →

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Ingredient List for Cutie Charcuterie with Dave Terrazas

Going shopping? Use this list to buy ingredients for Cutie Charcuterie, a family-friendly snack board developed by Dave Terrazas that you can make for Valentine’s Day—or any special occasion. Find more at-home learning activities activities, including Chef Dave’s Cookin’ Smart… Continue Reading →

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