Getting ready for middle and high school reading
Middle and high schoolers interpret, analyze, and discuss more-advanced texts. Here are the tools they'll need to succeed.
7 Common Core questions for parents
Eighty-five percent of U.S. students live in states adopting the new Common Core State Standards. Here are the essential questions — and answers — to get you up to speed.
GreatSchools’ POV on Common Core
How do we feel about this new educational initiative that could transform U.S. classrooms? As always, we’re keeping our eye on what matters most: your child.
Is the Hunger Games too violent?
Millions of children are already possessed by The Hunger Games trilogy, now the first movie is on its way. Has children’s media become too addictive — and too violent?
Signs of an LD in middle and high school
How do you know if your tween or teen has a learning disability? Learn to read the signs.
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.
All-time best book series for kids
A great book series can turn even the most reluctant reader into a life-long book-o-phile. Here are our top picks for kids of every age.
Andrew's journal: Growing up with dyslexia and ADHD
From second grade through high school, Andrew has shared his story of getting through school with the dual challenges of dyslexia and ADHD.