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First- and second-grade signs of an LD

How do you know if your child has a learning disability? Learn to read the signs.

Common Core 101

The who, what, when, where, and how of the new national education standards - and what they mean for your child.

Toys that teach: Golden Apple Awards 2010

We've sorted the gold from the gravel to offer you great learning toys for every age.

What is STEM - and why should you care?

Key things parents can do to give their children an edge in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Map that house

How you can help at home: Practice beginning mapping skills with your first-grader by mapping your house onto graph paper.

Frijole formula

Help your kindergartner build math skills with this bean-counting activity.

7 Common Core questions

Eighty-five percent of U.S. students live in states adopting the new Common Core State Standards. Here are the essential questions - and answers - to get you up to speed.

My Fifth-Grader Reverses Numbers When He Writes

My son is in fifth grade, and he still reverses some of his numbers. He doesn't reverse his b's and d's like he used to, but he still writes his 4s, 5s and 6s backward about 50% of the time. This doesn't seem to impede...

How Can I Make Multiplication Fun?

My third-grader is struggling with the multiplication tables. Do you have any suggestions for making this fun?

My Bright 11th-Grader Got a D in Calculus

My son is a junior in high school and he has always wanted to be a mechanical engineer. He designed and built a guitar and is restoring an old 70s Nova. He has been in gifted programs, honors and now AP classes since fourth grade...