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Grade grubbing: When parents cross the line

Advocating for their child, some parents lobby the teacher for good grades. Could your hard-working student's grades be nullified by her peers' grade inflation?

Do grades hurt learning?

One mother confronts her daughter’s preoccupation with grades and researches the science behind student evaluation.

Teaching older kids persistence

How to help tweens and teens stick with it (no matter what).

Understanding shut-down learners

Seven strategies to help your child climb from struggles to success.

Of brawn and brain

Can kids sweat their way to academic excellence?

Does homework really work?

After decades spent trying to assess the value of homework, researchers still argue over the simplest findings.

Homework case study #4: Disorganization disorder

One middle-schooler struggles not with the academics but the assignment itself.

The case against homework

The founder of Stop Homework argues the unfathomable: that common educational practices are cheating our kids out of a real education.

Globetrotting gourmets

Give middle-schoolers a geography lesson by mapping the spices in their favorite recipes.

Simone's math problem

A 7-year-old girl is humiliated by her teacher after failing a math test. How many years will it take to cure her math anxiety, an educational illness that plagues millions?