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The auditory learner

Learn about auditory learning and see if your child exhibits this learning style.

Cn u rd ths? A guide to invented spelling

Spelling instruction at your child's school may look different from what you remember of your school days. Here's a guide to what you might see and why things have changed.

Six ways to encourage young writers

Follow these suggestions to encourage your child's budding writing skills.

Your kindergartner and writing under the Common Core Standards

Writing goes from zero to 60 in kindergarten, from tracing the ABCs and culminating in higher level thinking skills like forming, organizing, and expressing complete thoughts.

Your second grader and writing under the Common Core Standards

Your second grader’s vocabulary and word sense are blossoming – and just in time, as writing projects this year require more detail and nuance.

Your first grader and writing under the Common Core Standards

From high-frequency words to full paragraphs with introductions, details, and conclusions, first graders learn how to organize and present their thoughts in writing.

Advocating for Your Preschool Child

Help your child succeed in learning through early intervention.

Cash for Good Grades? Some Schools Give It a Try

Some public schools are paying students to succeed in school. Is this approach effective? Is it ethical?

What to expect in fifth grade

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

Is Your Middle-Schooler Bored?

Does school bore your middle-schooler? There are options to keep your student who may need more challenges engaged.