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Surprising secrets to school success

Eight ideas about academic learning you may not know.

Girls' and boys' brains: How different are they?

A close up look at the gender achievement gap, and why it matters.

How to catch a falling son

He was tested as gifted and loved learning. But somewhere along the way, my boy slipped through the cracks and nearly out of the school system. Is it too late to save him?

Your second grader and language arts

Second graders learn strategies to decode unfamiliar words and figure out their meanings.

Your second grader and science

Second graders study the states of matter and how they transform through heating and cooling.

Your second grader and social studies

Second graders dive into history by reading biographies of U.S. leaders and luminaries.

Your second grader and art

Second graders explore color and learn about the elements and meaning in art.

Your first grader and math

Laying a strong foundation: First graders learn about money, time, and measurements -- and that's not all.

Your second grader and math

Building on the basics, second graders should be able to add, count, write whole numbers up to 1,000, and much more.

Your fifth grader and science

Fifth graders get an up-close view of animal and plant life by examining the structure of cells.