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Your first grader and Common Core: a cheat sheet

Ever wonder what the Common Core Standards really involve? Here's a quick snapshot of key skills your first grader needs to learn — and how you can help at home.

Your third grader and Common Core: a cheat sheet

Ever wonder what the Common Core Standards really involve? Here's a quick snapshot of key skills your third grader needs to learn — and how you can help at home.

Your fourth grader and Common Core: a cheat sheet

Ever wonder what the Common Core Standards really involve? Here's a quick snapshot of key skills your fourth grader needs to learn — and how you can help at home.

Your fifth grader and Common Core: a cheat sheet

Ever wonder what the Common Core Standards really involve? Here's a quick snapshot of key skills your fifth grader needs to learn — and how you can help at home.

Your middle schooler and Common Core

The new standards may change how your child experiences reading, math, and writing. Get the lowdown on what will — and won't — be emphasized in class.

Your high schooler and Common Core: a cheat sheet

Wondering what the Common Core Standards really involve? Here's a quick snapshot of key skills your high schooler will need to learn — and how you can help at home.

The incredible true story of the first grader with 40 grades on his report card

We did a double-take at the dizzying number of grades on our 6-year-old's report card — and then we saw the three oddball scales they're using and really got confused.

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...

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