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How One Mom Brought the PTA to Life

Getting Involved: Teresa Maxwell rejuvenated her school's PTA and recruited other parents to join.

No More Dodge Ball: What's New In PE?

Elementary school physical education used to be made up of dodge ball and annual fitness tests. At a number of schools today, it's being reinvented.

Your kindergartner and art

Kindergartners create a lot of art. They learn the vocabulary of art and elements of art.

A not quite universal truth

A new anthology of essays by mothers of children with autism proves motherhood isn't always what you think.

Speed spelling

How you can help at home: Try this fun word-building activity that the whole family can play.

Macaroni word play

Make words out of macaroni to help your beginning reader practice language skills.

Your fourth grader and PE

Fitness tests measure fourth graders' strength, flexibility, and aerobic abilities.

Smart money: 7 ways to raise a financially literate child

With schools focused on core subjects, there isn't a lot of room for teaching financial literacy. If you want your child to be smart about money, it's up to you.

Follow the lines

How you can help at home: In this activity your child explores different kinds of lines.

What worked: Creative learning tips for second through fifth grade

GreatSchools parents share their stories about the unique, sometimes unexpected ways they boost their children's learning.

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