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Scrap it or scrapbook? Dealing with your child's papers

What to do with all those papers? Here are some hints to help you decide what's worth saving.

Your second grader and music

In a rich music program, second graders develop their understanding of pitch and melody, play instruments and learn about famous musicians.

Understanding shut-down learners

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

What's so bad about teaching to the test?

If teaching content standards is considered teaching to the test, it may not be such a bad thing.

Partnering with your elementary school teacher

How (and why) you should play a key role in your child's school success.

How to praise tykes

The right (and wrong) way to cheer on your preschooler or kindergartner.

How to praise older kids

The right (and wrong) way to cheer on your tween or teen.

How to praise elementary schoolers

The right (and wrong) way to cheer on your third- through fifth-grader.

How to praise young children

The right (and wrong) way to cheer on your first- or second-grader.

Your fifth grader and social studies

Students study Native tribes, revolutionaries, and others as they explore our country's chronology.