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Navigating the system: Washington, DC

Scoring a primo school in the nation’s capital can seem as daunting as erasing the national debt. Yes, it’s tough, but these insider tricks just might save you.

The surprising truth about roughhousing

Science now backs up what so many parents instinctively know: a spirited round of rough-and-tumble play is good for kids, helping them build academic, emotional, and physical smarts. Here's why.

Red flags of a learning issue

How do you know if your child is struggling with a learning issue? Learn to read the clues.

Baby Einstein gets spanked

After complaints that its baby videos had been marketed deceptively, Disney succumbs to pressure from angry parents and offers refunds.

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 happens if you get a bad teacher?

How to cope when your child's teacher is out and out terrible.

The brain-growing magic of foreign languages

... and six ways you can expose your kids early!

Golden Apple Awards 2011

Check out our selection of this year’s best new learning and STEM toys.

Is your child gifted?

Unfortunately, it may depend on who you ask – and where you live. From IQ to behaviors, learn the many signs, both promising and troubling, of giftedness.

Our 3 favorite reading worksheets for each grade

Rev up reading skills - no matter what level your child's at - with our favorite reading worksheets for preschoolers through fifth graders.

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