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How Can Parents Prepare for Missed School Days?

Friday, January 19th, 2018
School

School absences due to illness aren’t just a struggle for children but parents as well.

Deciding that your child must stay home due to an illness can be a difficult decision for many parents. Sometimes, we feel as though we have no one to watch our child and that we can’t afford to take time off from work ourselves. Plus, you don’t want your child to get behind in their academics. Nonetheless, the need for your child to stay home from school while sick will come up sometime or another and there are a few ways parents can prepare for this inevitability.

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Getting Back to School: What to Do Once You’re Sick

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
School

Starting to get a cold? Here’s what you can do to get better and get back to school or work.

It’s cold season and we all know what that means: missing an unfortunate amount of school thanks to coughing, sneezing, and painful headaches. We’ve previously covered how to avoid getting sick at all, but if you’re one of the unlucky ones who came down with a nasty cold anyway, it’s time to do all you can to recover. Let’s take a look at how you can get back into school or the workplace and be productive once again.

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Tips for Keeping School Attendance Up and Your Child Healthy: Part 1

Friday, December 8th, 2017
School Attendance

Staying healthy is always important but especially so when it can impact school attendance.

Winter brings along a few great things: you can be bundled up with your family for the holidays, exchanging gifts and laughter, and for a lot of people it’s truly a magical time. That being said, there’s a reason winter can be difficult for parents in particular. Winter brings along with it coughs, sneezes, sniffles, and trips to the doctor—all of which keep their child out of classes and brings down their overall school attendance, which can have a huge impact on their academic performance. Let’s take a look at some tips from us here at My Brother’s Keeper for staying healthy and keeping school attendance in mind this winter.

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Tips for Writing a Resume

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Resume

Crafting the perfect resume could give you the edge you need to get a new job.

We realize how important a resume is in this day and age. More often than not, it’s an employer’s first impression of you and can make or break their decision to hire you. If you haven’t had very much work experience or are simply worried that your resume isn’t up to snuff, we’re here to help. Searching for meaningful employment is difficult enough, but if you’re willing to take the steps to get the right resume, you may just find the job you’re looking for.

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How Housing Policy Impacts School Policy

Friday, September 8th, 2017
School Policy

School policy is a big deal, but housing issues have a greater impact than we may realize.

Recently, The Baltimore Sun published an op-ed written by Nancy Newman regarding housing policy and its inherent ties to school policy. In it, Newman points out that “stable, affordable housing is critical for the future of our city’s children so that they can reach their children.” As much as we may place an emphasis on school policy, we won’t see major improvements in the education of our children if those policies are being bottlenecked by housing issues. For us at My Brother’s Keeper, this is an important concern and we believe Nancy Newman raises some important points.

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How Important Is School Attendance?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
School Attendance

School attendance may be an easy thing to let slip, but it’s critical for a student’s development.

As all parents know, school attendance is incredibly important for children as they continue to grow and learn. For some families, school attendance can be a tricky task. Once a child starts to miss some classes, it begins to add up and a student can quickly behind. These are some benefits to school attendance that really highlight how important it is, as well as some easy tips to help parents try to get their children back in class.

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Child Sleep Statistics and How They Relate to Early Development

Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Adequate sleep is a critical cornerstone to early childhood development.

Whether you spent a long day at the office or pulled an all-nighter cramming for an exam, we all understand how it feels to be tired. Focus becomes difficult, memories grow hazy, and the quality of work your brain is able to produce diminishes. Getting a good night’s sleep is important for any person, but it is especially critical for children. Don’t believe us? Let’s shed light on some child sleep statistics that may change your mind. (more…)

How to Motivate Baltimore Students Living in Poverty

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Hunger and Learning

Children living in poverty often require extra educational motivation and care to succeed.

Spring break has come and gone for Baltimore city students. It tends to be difficult for students to stay motivated during holidays and scheduled time off from school, but this can be an even greater challenge for students living in poverty. My Brother’s Keeper is here to discuss the importance of motivating students living in poverty (and students in general). (more…)

3 Ways Your Student Can Be Productive Over the Holiday Break

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
MBK Youth Programs

Holiday breaks are about fun and quality time with family. Encourage your student to get to know their family members and neighbors on a better level through a casual interview! 

As Thanksgiving break approaches (and with winter break right around the corner), you may be wondering how you can keep your student engaged and productive during those off days. For many families in Baltimore living below the poverty line, holiday breaks present the added stress of providing meals, finding childcare, and more. Follow these tips to help your student make the most of their holiday break and extended time with family. (more…)

Tips for Preventing the Flu to Keep Your Student Safe This Season

Friday, November 18th, 2016
Follow our tips to keep your child safe from the flu this season so they can focus on their academics.

Follow our tips to keep your child safe from the flu this season so they can focus on their academics.

This season, My Brother’s Keeper has been diligently working to provide our readers with valuable information about the importance of attendance, education, and how to better assist your student in reaching their full potential. But what happens if you or your child catches the flu? This can result in both excused and unexcused absences, depending on the severity of the virus and how long it lasts. Absences can hinder your child’s ability to stay on track with their fellow students and develop critical learning skills. Follow these tips for preventing the flu to keep you and your student safe from the flu and present in school this season. (more…)


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