What the #%@!& should I write about in my college essay?
Many first-to-college kids don't realize they have stories that colleges want to hear.
Why parents must teach writing
Expert Douglas Reeves says kids aren't learning to write, and it's a disaster in the making.
Red flags of a learning issue
How do you know if your child is struggling with a learning issue? Learn to read the clues.
Bestseller's writing tips blast through resistance to teach kids to write.
A best-selling author offers five techniques to get kids excited about putting words on the page.
6 ways to improve a college essay
Your child has written a draft (or a few drafts) of their college essay — but it's not quite there. Here are six tips for helping your child hone, strengthen, and polish their essay.
The nonfiction revolution
Nonfiction is now more important than ever. Here's what it means for your child.
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.
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.