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How Older Kids Can Improve Their Writing Skills

Helping older students improve their writing skills requires both excellent instruction and age-appropriate practice - and lots of it. An expert explains this in parent-friendly terms.

What is STEM - and why should you care?

Key things parents can do to give their children an edge in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Quick writing tips for every age

Turn your child into an unstoppable scribe with this grade-by-grade advice.

Middle and High School Reading: Tips From the Pros

Teachers and literacy coaches give timely advice on preparing your child for higher level reading.

Middle and High School Reading: Tips for Students

Teachers and a high school student give practical advice for becoming a successful reader in middle and high school.

Getting ready for middle and high school reading

Middle- and high schoolers interpret, analyze, and discuss more-advanced texts. Here are the tools they'll need to succeed.

Homework Helper

Help your child take control of his homework load.

Deborah Tillman: when your child says, "I hate homework!"

The star of "America's Supernanny" tells parents to use this firm-but-creative approach to make sure your kids do their homework.

Literacy programs for high schoolers

Can adult literacy programs help high school students who struggle with reading? In this article, an expert answers this question.

How Parents Can Help Older Kids With Reading Problems

Do you have an older child who struggles with reading? An expert explains how you can help him improve his literacy skills.

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