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Your fifth grader and technology

By the end of fifth grade, your child should demonstrate advanced keyboarding skills to edit her work.

Your first grader and PE

First graders learn about the value of teamwork through group fun like dancing and playing tag.

Your second grader and PE

By putting a creative spin on games, second graders exercise their bodies (and imaginations).

Your child and reading: A grade-by-grade guide

Keep tabs on what kids should be learning in reading, from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Word up

A bestselling author offers five techniques to blast through resistance and teach kids to write.

Helping your child learn math at home

Easy ways to improve your child's math skills.

State Standardized Test Scores: Issues to Consider

State tests hold schools accountable for results, but they don't tell the whole story about a school.

Standardized nightmare

How I took the SATs as a grownup and wound up a broken woman.

High test scores, higher expectations, and presidential hype

Should South Korean schools point the way to American reforms?

How to use math to teach first graders to share

Four ways to teach sharing with math.