I am very sorry that Insideschools’  exceptionally helpful columnist Judy Baum (“Ask Judy“) died on December 20th shortly after writing her last column, “What to Do Over the Holiday Break?”

I never had the pleasure of meeting Judy, but I have been an avid reader and fan for many years.  Judy’s columns, unlike much of what you find on the Internet, are well-written, accurate, and unfailingly useful.  In her last column, Judy recommended some interesting and entertaining family activities, one of which I immediately put on my family calendar.  It was very near the day we visited the New York Transit Museum Holiday Train Show, thanks to Judy, that I learned of her death.

With Judy’s passing, New York City parents lost a wise, informative and caring resource.  I extend my condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues at Insideschools.