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Fifth grade: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your fifth-grader's development with this handy checklist.

Raising a financially savvy child

Our readers offer their advice about how to teach money management to children.

Raising a financially intelligent child: focus on allowances

The authors of The Financially Intelligent Parent recommend giving your child an allowance - but don't tie it to chores.

Bright ideas from our readers: teaching financial responsibility

GreatSchools' readers give advice on teaching kids about money.

Act like an architect: Draw your bedroom

How you can help at home: In this math activity, your child draws his bedroom to scale.

Weather graph

How you can help at home: In this activity your child observes the weather and makes a bar graph.

Raising middle schoolers’ EQ and IQ

Think tweens and teens don't listen and don't care? Think again. If this seventh grade math teacher can get kids to be kind and work hard, you can, too.

GreatSchools’ POV on Common Core

How do we feel about this new educational initiative that could transform U.S. classrooms? As always, we’re keeping our eye on what matters most: your child.

Academic debates of 2013

Do schools kill kids' love of reading? Will Common Core help, or hurt, our children? Is your child being tracked in math? These are the stories that got parents talking in 2013.

Common Core: What's hot vs. what's not

The new Common Core Standards are shifting priorities at schools across the land. Get the lowdown on what's in — and out. (Hint: See you later, calculator.)

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