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Does our approach to teaching math fail even the smartest kids?

Here’s why the math education your children need is most likely not what their school is teaching.

The hidden benefits of reading aloud - even for older kids

Educator Jim Trelease explains why reading aloud to your child, no matter what her age, is the magic bullet for creating a lifelong reader.

The science of great teaching

Now that researchers are studying the secrets of highly effective teaching, parents can use this knowledge to their children's advantage.

Writing on the wall

Expert Douglas Reeves says kids aren't learning to write, and it's a disaster in the making.

The brain-growing magic of foreign languages

... and six ways you can expose your kids early!

Summer camp horror story

One parent's harrowing tale of a camping idyll gone awry.

Should kids get summer homework?

Pointless busywork or essential academic upkeep? The experts weigh in on the hot debate.

Go global: summer international programs for teens

Your teenager can strengthen her Spanish in Spain or help rural villagers plant community gardens in Mexico this summer.

Sexual behavior: what teens learn from media

If you don't talk to your kids about your own values and expectations about sex, the main input they'll get is from the media. Here are some guidelines to help you.

7 books that celebrate diversity for young adults

In these stories about teenagers from all walks of life, the struggle to figure out identity takes on epic meaning.