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Should My First-Grader Be Held Back for Reading Challenges?

My son finished first grade. For the better part of the year he has been assessed as a slow reader and the school wanted to have him repeat first grade. He does fine with all other subjects and the social aspects, but reading gives him...

Communicating With Your Child's School

Knowing how to contact the right person at your child's school can make you a more effective advocate.

School Attendance: Issues to Consider

How important is it for kids to be in school? School attendance is a baseline factor in determining student success.

School Improvement Begins at Home

Helping your child succeed is the first step toward improving your school.

How to Get to School Safely

Before going back to school, take time to talk to your child about getting to school safely.

Getting ready for middle school

Prepare your child for the changes and challenges of middle school with these tips.

School enrollment requirements

Find out what information you need to enroll in public, charter and private schools.

Surprising secrets to school success

Eight ideas about academic learning you may not know.

The secret weapon for school success

What research reveals about sleep deprivation and its consequences for academic achievement.

Tips to make school lunches healthier

There's a new kind of food fight erupting in schools, districts and state legislatures as alarm over childhood obesity spreads. What's a parent to do?