6 questions to ask your child's school about STEM
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 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 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.
Mind the high school gender gap
A close look at California test scores show girls lag behind boys in far too many subjects in high school — especially STEM subjects like geometry, physics, and chem.
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.
Your first grader and technology
When first graders use technology in the classroom, they start using a keyboard and master terms like menu, file, save, and quit.
Your fourth grader and technology
Fourth graders may do Internet research and use various types of software to complete activities that build on their classroom learning.