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San Francisco lets students own up to misdeeds rather than face expulsion

How one big-city district cut suspensions and expulsions — and why they may rise again

The wilderness transformed my son

What happens when a desperate mom helps her unhappy teen by sending him away? Nothing short of a small miracle.

Ode to Spring meets odiferous spring

Wondering how to tell your teens that their growing bodies, warmer weather, and negligible hygiene have joined forces in a perfect storm of stench? Give them this letter from a middle school principal.

When the teacher is the bully

Bullying has become a national issue. But what do you do if the school bully is your child's teacher?

The surprising truth about roughhousing

Science now backs up what so many parents instinctively know: a spirited round of rough-and-tumble play is good for kids, helping them build academic, emotional, and physical smarts. Here's why.

Is the best second language Java, Python, or Ruby?

Coding languages are the backbone of our interconnected world. Here's why your kids needs to understand digital language - no matter what career they pursue.

Exercise and the brain

Think that sweating only benefits the body? Think again. Find out what the latest science says about intense physical activity and how it can help your child learn.

One R-rated movie you might want your child to see

The new documentary, Bully, captures a wicked picture of what’s really going on in schools: rampant bullying and the utter failure of adults to stop it.

Superstorm Sandy: How you can help

From basic needs like food and shelter to helping schools recover, here are five helpful, proven ways you can pitch in now to help repair the damage after the storm.

Raised by a Tiger Mom

The author of a new novel explores what it's like to be the daughter of great expectations.

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