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Your child vs. the globe

If education experts can't agree about the meaning of international assessments, what are parents supposed to make of them?

Academic debates of 2013

Do schools kill kids' love of reading? Will Common Core help, or hurt, our children? Is your child being tracked in math? These are the stories that got parents talking in 2013.

Teaching kids to stay focused under pressure

For some kids, when the pressure's on, the ability to focus turns off. Here's how mindfulness lessons can help kids bypass distractions to do their best.

Confessions of a Common Core tester

A believer in the the Common Core Standards confronts reality when her own daughter field tests the assessments and comes home in tears.