Kelly Gallagher on "Readicide"
Who's killing our kids' love of reading? Readicide's Kelly Gallagher investigates what’s behind this educational crime and how to revive a child’s passion for the written word.
How to spot a world-class education
In an exclusive adaptation from her book, "The Smartest Kids in the World," Amanda Ripley encapsulates her three years studying high-performing schools around the globe into a few powerful guidelines.
What ESSA means for your child
From standardized testing to student support, a new federal policy is about to reshape some key elements of America’s schools. Here’s what you need to know.
3rd grade writing samples
How's your child's writing? It can be tough to understand what's expected at this age. Here are three strong examples of third grade writing you can compare to your child's work.
2nd grade writing samples
What should your second grader's writing look like? Here are three examples of grade-level writing projects by real second graders.
1st grade writing samples
Wondering what your first grader's writing is supposed to look like? Here are two examples of grade-level writing projects by real first graders.
Kindergarten writing samples
What does kindergarten-level writing look like? Here are three examples so you can see for yourself!
Falling into the achievement gap
What does it mean to be sucked into the achievement gap — and is there a way out?
4 ways to advocate for your LD child under Common Core
LD expert Ben Foss on what parents need to know to prepare for the new education standards.
The nonfiction revolution
Nonfiction is now more important than ever. Here's what it means for your child.
Middle and high school parent-teacher conferences
Your meeting with a teacher can forge a partnership that helps your child make the transition from middle school and high school to adulthood.
40 grades... for one 1st grader?
We did a double-take at the dizzying number of grades on our 6-year-old's report card — and then we saw the three oddball scales they're using and really got confused.
Math under the Common Core Standards
Before, U.S. math curricula tended to be "an inch deep and a mile wide." Under Common Core, the mantra for math is "depth, not breadth."
Your kindergartner and Common Core
Ever wonder what the Common Core Standards really involve? Here's a quick snapshot of key skills your kindergartner needs to learn — and how you can help at home.
Your middle schooler and Common Core
The new standards may change how your child experiences reading, math, and writing. Get the lowdown on what will — and won't — be emphasized in class.
Your high schooler and Common Core
Wondering what the Common Core Standards really involve? Here's a quick snapshot of key skills your high schooler will need to learn — and how you can help at home.