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Bright Ideas from our Readers: Successful Conferences

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

What to expect in preschool: The classroom

Find out what you may see in a preschool classroom, from a dramatic-play area to a water table.

No More Dodge Ball: What's New In PE?

Elementary school physical education used to be made up of dodge ball and annual fitness tests. At a number of schools today, it's being reinvented.

Your kindergartner and art

Kindergartners create a lot of art. They learn the vocabulary of art and elements of art.

How to get extra support from your school

After-school tutoring and conflict resolution are just two of the many ways schools can address the diverse needs of students.

Help Your Tween or Teen Get Smart About Tests

Here's how you can help your child succeed on tests and make sure that tests are tools for learning at school.

Why Learn a Second Language?

In a world in which the benefits of learning a second language have never been greater, the way languages are taught is changing to meet the growing need.

What Your Child Should Be Learning: State Tests

Teaching the standards, testing strategies and time management will help your child be prepared for state tests.

Seven steps to succeeding in middle school

Help your child feel confident and perform well in middle school.

Your fourth grader and PE

Fitness tests measure fourth graders' strength, flexibility, and aerobic abilities.

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