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Your middle schooler and science

From body systems to solar systems, find out which scientific concepts middle schoolers are expected to master.

Ask the Experts about middle-schoolers

Find answers to your questions about your middle-schooler's academic concerns and school-related behavior.

Your middle-schooler and social studies

Though state standards vary widely, most middle schoolers take a year of U.S. history.

Raising middle schoolers’ EQ and IQ

Think tweens and teens don't listen and don't care? Think again. If this seventh grade math teacher can get kids to be kind and work hard, you can, too.

Your middle schooler and Common Core

The new standards may change how your child experiences reading, math, and writing. Get the lowdown on what will — and won't — be emphasized in class.

My Middle-Schooler Struggles With Math

My daughter is an A student, but for some reason no matter how much she studies math and practices, she struggles in this subject. Sometimes I think it is the teacher because it is hard for me to believe that someone so bright can have...

Is My Middle-Schooler the Problem or Is It the Teacher?

I get constant reports that my middle-schooler is disruptive in class. My son complains about the teachers throwing him out of class even before he sits down and before the bell rings to begin class. I am always around him, his school and his friends...

Science and nature books for middle schoolers

Tired of the dry, academic tomes that purport to teach science? GreatSchools rounds out our grade-by-grade recommendations for science and nature books with this excellent, irrevent collection by artist Simon Basher, plus topical picks on the environment and global warming.

Best learning gifts for middle schoolers

Smarts and fun all in one with 6 perfect presents for tweens.

Online classes: A choice for your middle or high schooler?

Thinking about an online class for your child? Learn how to choose a high-quality web-based school.