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What to expect in fourth grade

Learn about what to expect for your child in fourth grade.

Learning a Second Language: How Parents Can Help

You don't have to understand Spanish or Japanese to help him boost his language skills. Here's how parents can support language learning at home.

Get ready for college reading

Here's what to do to make sure your student is prepared for college-level reading.

Language Arts in a First-Grade Classroom

Take a peek inside a first-grade classroom with a rich language arts program.

Parent-Teacher Conference Prep

These tips and questions will help you make the most of your parent-teacher conference.

Why is algebra so important?

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

Components of Effective Reading Instruction

What are the elements of effective reading instruction for kids who have trouble learning to read? What can parents do at home to develop pre-reading skills and reinforce classroom learning? A reading expert answers those questions here.

What's All the Fuss About? Evolution, Intelligent Design and Science Education

Where states, school boards and the courts stand on the place of evolution in the science curriculum.

Is Your Child Ready for College Math?

Help your high school student gain the necessary math skills to succeed in college and beyond.

Bright Ideas from our Readers: Successful Conferences

GreatSchools' readers share their tips for productive parent-teacher conferences.