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Writing letters

How you can help at home: Writing a letter using a word-processing program helps your child build writing skills.

Create a family memory book

With the help of a computer, your child can practice language arts skills as she preserves family memories.

Fun ways to read with your child

You have a big influence on your child when you read together. Learn how to make the most of this special time.

Our book lists for kids, grades K-5

Browse by grade level to find great books for your child recommended by our panel of children's book experts.

Won't Back Down: a movie review

Hollywood takes on education reform in this new movie inspired by real events - but is it more true story or tall tale?

Dropout Nation: an inside look at why our kids aren’t graduating

Kids are dropping out of high school at epidemic rates. A revealing new documentary follows students at a “dropout factory” in Houston to show students’ incredible obstacles and how educators are fighting back. But it begs the question: where are the parents?

Confessions of a cyberstalking mom

One tech fanatic sets her kids free online and then spies on them relentlessly. Is this the right way to parent in the digital age?

Field Guide to Digital Parenting

You don't have to be a tech whiz to help your child safely explore the digital wilderness - or to avoid these six common pitfalls. Our guide can show you the way.

One scary movie you might want your child to see

The 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.

Baby Einstein gets spanked

After complaints that its baby videos had been marketed deceptively, Disney succumbs to pressure from angry parents and offers refunds.