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Your first grader and science

First graders learn how to use their five senses to observe changes in living and nonliving objects.

Ten tips for improving teens' writing

Break through writer's block and other common problems with these expert suggestions.

Study and test-taking strategies for kids with learning difficulties

Many students with learning difficulties need explicit, intensive instruction in study strategies.

Whose science project is it, anyway?

When teachers assign projects, parents are often unsure how much they're expected to help, particularly if the child seems overwhelmed by the assignment.

What to expect in preschool: science

Preschool teachers introduce scientific concepts by capitalizing on children's innate curiosity about the world.

Kindergarten: ready or not?

Check these guidelines to decide if your child is kindergarten-ready.

Kindergarten through fifth grade: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your child's grade-by-grade development with this handy checklist.

From our readers: Kindergarten prep tips

Check out our readers' tips for getting kids ready for kindergarten.

Jockeying for teachers

Should parents get to request certain teachers for their children?

Global grade: How do U.S. students compare?

How do U.S. students compare to students in other countries? It's not as bad as some say, but there is room for improvement.