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Special education FAQ

Learn about the protections offered by special education law.

SAT or ACT: How to help your child get ready

There is no secret trick to getting a high score on the SAT or ACT, but there are ways you can help your child get ready for these tests.

Partnering with your older child's teacher

How (and why) you should play a key role in your kid's school success.

From Safaris to Spacewalks: Exotic (and Educational) Summer Programs

Want to fire up your child's curiosity about space, nature or college life this summer? If so, check out these unusual summer learning programs.

Risky Behavior in Teens With AD/HD

Psychologist Sam Goldstein describes the kinds of risky behaviors teens with AD/HD often engage in.

An Honest Day's Work: Summer Jobs for Youth

A summer job can be a great learning experience.

Bright ideas from readers: Test-taking tips

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

Learning a Second Language: How Parents Can Help

You don't have to understand Spanish or Japanese to help him boost his language skills. Here's how parents can support language learning at home.

Get ready for college reading

Here's what to do to make sure your student is prepared for college-level reading.

How to take great notes

Taking good notes requires students to evaluate, organize and summarize information. It's a key survival skill your child will need through high school and beyond.

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