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Alternate Routes to High School Success

Is high school holding your ambitious student back? There are alternatives.

Keeping a journal

How You can help at home: Have your child keep a journal and build reading and writing skills.

Bright Ideas From Our Readers: Inexpensive Summer Outings

From factory tours to collecting bugs, our readers share their ideas for free and low-cost summer outings.

Flying With Kids

Flying is never boring with kids.

One mom's top picks for kids' book clubs

An experienced book club mom recommends books for children from first through sixth grade.

What to expect in fourth grade

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

Learn the language of rhythm

Popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners spell out musical grammar for first- and second-graders.

Drink it in

When you use glasses of water as musical instruments, your child learns about pitch.

Learning a Second Language: How Parents Can Help

You don't have to understand Spanish or Japanese to help him boost his language skills. Here's how parents can support language learning at home.

Testing in Michigan: An Overview

A GreatSchools guide to standardized tests