Common core computerized tests
The new standards reveal troublesome gaps in American schools' connectivity, and students' skills. So will schools be ready this year when students are put to the test?
Tech in your child's elementary school: what to look for, what to ask
All this "ed tech" sounds modern and cool — but how can you be sure the devices and apps your child's school is using are actually helping your child learn?
Tech and the brain: TV
How does TV affect your child's developing brain? Find out in part two of our ongoing series on tech and your child's brain.
Tech and the brain: cell phones
How much do we know about the hazards of cell phones? Find out in part three of our ongoing series on technology and your child's brain.
Best graduation gifts
Is June's graduation tassel causing a gift hassle? Not to worry! Here are some gifts to avoid at all costs, as well as presents that will earn you top marks from your new grad.
RIP cursive writing: keyboarding is king
Under Common Core, the standards around writing tools have changed dramatically. What will it mean for your child's education?
iPads in the classroom
A close look at tablets in schools — what works and what doesn’t.
The most important thing happening (or not happening) in your child’s class
Make sure your child has a place in the economy of the future by nurturing their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) now.
More STEM, please!
To find out how your child's school is teaching STEM subjects — and to encourage the school to make STEM a priority — start by asking these six questions.
It’s time for Hour of Code
Join the the global movement to introduce every child to essential STEM skills.
Tech and the brain: gaming
Our kids are awash in technology 24/7 — should we worry about the effects on their developing brains?
Tech in your child's middle or high school: what to look for, what to ask
Kids are using everything from iPads and laptops to smartphones and editing programs at school. But how can you tell if all this "ed tech" is actually helping your child learn?
Tech and the brain: social media
Social media isn't going anywhere, so as parents we to need consider how it affects kids' developing minds and determine what role we want it to play in our children's lives.
Tech and the brain: tablets
How do e-readers and tablets compare to good ole print-on-paper books when it comes to learning? Find out in part 4 of our series on tech and your child's brain.
Tech ed tool kit
Considering a tech-based school for your child, or just want to know more about technology in education? A roundup of what's out there.
Can tech make your student smarter?
Learning guru Annie Murphy Paul did some digging to determine which tech tools will smarten up your child — and which could do the reverse. It all depends on the tech.