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High school exit exams: Issues to consider

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

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.

First grade: What your child should know

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

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?

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.

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