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Find out why holding students back a grade may not be a good idea.
Learn how your child's education is affected by this federal legislation.
Help your child pay homage to her years of hard work in school as she celebrates the next step in her academic life. Throw her a Remember When Graduation Party!
Feeling overwhelmed and stressed out by parenting demands? Perhaps you need a little more joie de vivre in your parenting approach. The French are known for their joyful approach to food, but what about parenting? French parents believe that a balanced life is a happy one and don't assume that becoming a parent means sacrificing all. French mamans take a pragmatic, practical approach to parenting. They don't spend their days shuttling children to and from activities or obsessing over which parenting philosophy to follow. Critics might find French mothers and fathers aloof, distant and cool, but a 2002 study by the International Social Survey Program found that these parents reported higher levels of parenting satisfaction than their American counterparts. Do French parenting strategies really lead to easier and more fulfilling parenthood? Read on and decide for yourself.
Why do many parents and teachers prefer all-day kindergarten programs?
Encourage your child to strive for these kiddie-appropriate goals.
Learn how you can help your child better understand the world.
Poor performance in language arts is not necessarily a life sentence, but it can feel that way to a first grader.  Here's what parents can do to help.
Your teen is poised for collegiate success with strong academic and extracurricular records ... right? Learn the basic life skills every teen should know.
Wondering what will happen in your fifth grader's social studies curriculum?  Here's a guide to what your child's academic life will be like.
Define Response to Intervention (RTI) and discusses the three step model of school supports that uses research-based academic and/or behavioral interventions.
New findings in feline and youth pedagogy provide evidence that co-learning between human students and domestic cats improves classroom performance.
Is it legal to wipe out an entire  kindergarten program? Parents in some districts have found no kindergarten programs are available for their children.
Here is a review of Iowa education standards and benchmarks, plus where to find them online.
Article provides an overview of Maine Learning Standards and Guidelines -what are they and how do you find them?
An overview of Connecticut Common Core of Learning standards - what are they and how to find them?
A new study shows academic success may hinge on how many words you speak to your child. What's the magic number?
By age five, girls are studious junior academics while boys are rough and tumble little terrors. That's an exaggerated view, but not a complete tall tale.
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