Gifted — or just privileged?
Some say gifted kids are a national asset — others argue they’re just the rich kids getting spoiled. Where do you stand?
Be your own best advocate
How to avoid lawyers and still get what your child needs out of special education.
Music and your child's mind
Recent research underscores how playing an instrument (sooner than later) bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.
How important is play in preschool?
As preschools strengthen their academic focus, play maintains a vital role.
Ten ways to jump-start college planning
Help your child take the right steps to prepare for college — starting now.
Parent power: one mom propels a turnaround of her neighborhood school
How a Chicago mother propelled a turnaround for her neighborhood school — from mediocre to marvelous.
Parents get involved to transform schools
Parents aren't just sitting on the sidelines anymore. They're actively involved in schools, and it's paying off in surprising ways.
When schools spank
Corporal punishment in public schools is more common than you might guess. But experts agree this punitive tactic doesn't work and has lasting, harmful consequences.