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GreatSchools’ POV on Common Core

How do we feel about this new educational initiative that could transform U.S. classrooms? As always, we’re keeping our eye on what matters most: your child.

Why is algebra so important?

Algebra is known as a gatekeeper subject, so when should your child take it?

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These fun games are perfect for those long car rides.

Seven ways music boosts that brain

Recent research underscores how playing an instrument (sooner than later) bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.

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.

Getting minority kids hooked on STEM

Local program strives to close STEM achievement gap.

Be a travel agent

How you can help at home: Have your child plan a real or virtual trip - budget and all.

Academic debates of 2013

Do schools kill kids' love of reading? Will Common Core help, or hurt, our children? Is your child being tracked in math? These are the stories that got parents talking in 2013.

Common Core: What's hot vs. what's not

The new Common Core Standards are shifting priorities at schools across the land. Get the lowdown on what's in — and out. (Hint: See you later, calculator.)

Red flags of a learning issue

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

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