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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.

Homework case study #2: The refuser

What happens when your child goes on a schoolwork strike? One expert weighs in.

Should kids get summer homework?

Pointless busywork or essential academic upkeep? The experts weigh in on the hot debate.

How much homework is too much?

Grade-by-grade guidelines for what kids can reasonably be expected to do.

Help Your Child Manage Procrastination

Does your child start school assignments too late and struggle to finish on time? Here's how you can help your student with time management.

How Can I Help My Teen With Algebra?

My daughter is in the 11th grade. She is having problems with algebra 2. Her teacher said that she cannot give her one-on-one tutoring. I took her to a place for evaluation for math. She tested at a fifth-grade level. I am a single parent...

Peers and professionals can help resistant teens learn to read

Does your teenager struggle with reading but resist your suggestions and support? Where can you turn for help? An expert has some ideas for you.

How to take great notes

Taking good notes requires students to evaluate, organize and summarize information. It's a key survival skill your child will need through high school and beyond.

Improving Older Kids' Reading Speed and Comprehension

Do you want to know what can be done to improve your middle or high school student's reading speed and comprehension? In this article, an expert addresses this concern.

How Older Kids Can Improve Their Writing Skills

Helping older students improve their writing skills requires both excellent instruction and age-appropriate practice - and lots of it. An expert explains this in parent-friendly terms.

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