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Your middle-schooler and social studies

Though state standards vary widely, most middle schoolers take a year of U.S. history.

Why learn a second language?

In a world in which the benefits of learning a second language have never been greater, the way languages are taught is changing to meet the growing need.

Your first grader and technology

When first graders use technology in the classroom, they start using a keyboard and master terms like menu, file, save, and quit.

Your second grader and technology

Your second-grader will learn to use technology tools like clip art, email, and even simple graphing software.

High school exit exams: Issues to consider

High school exit exams hold schools and students accountable for teaching and learning key skills.

Why boys don't read

Fact: boys don't read as much as girls. This reading gender gap is affecting boys' performance in high school and beyond.

When should kids start kindergarten?

Redshirting kindergarten - holding kids back to start school later - is increasingly popular. But does redshirting help, or hurt, a child? The research may surprise you.

What teachers look for in new kindergartners

Seven ways to get your child ready for school.

Seven ways music boosts that brain

Recent research underscores how playing an instrument (sooner than later) bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.

Kindergarten: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your kindergartner's development with this handy checklist.

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