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What teachers know

Great tips from great teachers that can make a difference for your child.

High expectations help kids reach goals

Your high expectations will encourage your child to work harder.

Carol Dweck on the difference between a fixed and growth mindset

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck explains the core idea behind "Mindset," her breakthrough book on how to truly motivate kids.

Umoja's children

Tales of surprising success from at-risk high schoolers in Chicago.

What not to do on the first day of school

Think you're supremely unprepared for the fall grind? Think again. Chances are you've got some competition from the Mayhem family. Check out our expert tips to avoid your own back-to-school nightmare.

Bright ideas from readers: Test-taking tips

GreatSchools parents share how they help their kids squash test stress.

Help Your Tween or Teen Get Smart About Tests

Here's how you can help your child succeed on tests and make sure that tests are tools for learning at school.

Answering Obama's call?

Parents as the nation's education stimulus package

Helping Kids With Learning Difficulties Cope With Loss

Learn how do tragedy and grief can affect kids with learning difficulties -- and how you can help them cope.

The Relationship between Giftedness and Learning Problems in Children

A child who excels in some areas and lags in others requires special assessment — and extra care.