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Have a jar full of coins just waiting to be dumped into Coinstar? Why not use those coins to teach your child about math and money?
True or False: child + summer vacation = loss of math skills. The answer can depend on you.
How does President-elect Barack Obama plan to improve math, science and tech education? Find out here.
Addition and subtraction in kindergarten? These days, kindergarten math is more advanced, and Winter and early spring is when teachers get to the heart of it.
Increased focus on standardized testing has left some parents searching for an alternative to public education, and Sudbury schools offer a radical alternative that puts learning into the hands of students.
Finding the right apps for your kindergartener can be tricky and tedious—it's tough to know which kindergarten apps are truly educational and skill-based, and which are simply glorified games. To get you started on the right track, here are 10 of our favorite apps for kindergarten-aged kids, including the best iPad apps for kindergarten and the best Android apps for kindergarten.
Find out the results to the latest PISA, which tests student competence in reading, science, and math around the world. See how the U.S. ranks internationally.
Both President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have called for longer school days and years. Is this the way to higher achievement in our students?
Starting in January, kindergartens have entered a 'sweet spot' when routines are set, and academic gains are steady. Read here to see what's up.
The best teachers know that all kids are complete individuals. While yours might drive you up the wall, chances are that she has some amazing qualities as well. Focus on the good and you might be surprised at how well your little one responds—and sending a treat to his awesome teacher can't hurt either.
Here are five big issues raised by the film 'Waiting for Superman', and a breakdown of why you should care.
Has Obama and his administration made good on his education promises?
Critics of NCLB believe that the law's emphasis on skills, standards and test scores may have a serious downside, especially for gifted children.
How much is an amazing teacher worth? The Equity Project Charter School plans on paying all teachers a whopping $125,000 a year in salary.
There are plenty of choices for summer camp out there, and academic camp is just one type. Sending your kid to spend a summer week with extra schoolwork sounds equally effective and punishing. Read this list of academic camp's pros and cons to decide if it's a good decision for your child.
We've combed the shelves for new summer titles. Here are the ones that really knocked our socks off.
Gifted children often require additional resources, and gifted education doesn't always do the trick. In some cases, gifted education can come with a price tag that scares many parents away. But the good news is that you can provide for a gifted child on a budget. One of the biggest myths about gifted children is that they need an expensive set of resources to be stimulated and challenged. This slideshow is full of great tips for fun, educational things your child can do on the cheap.
New voices are calling for the return of shop class. Here's why shop class matters for your child.
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