How to help your kids explore their passions this summer
One mom's story of encouraging her kids to trust their instincts, be independent, and love learning.
Get kids reading this summer
Creative ideas for encouraging children to beat the heat and hit the books.
Summer won’t addle my kids’ brains
With creative thinking, this mom of multiples shares her strategies for keeping her boys active and learning all summer long.
Educational summer activities for elementary school kids
How do you plan an educational summer without overscheduling or overspending? One mom shares her inspirations for a balanced summer for your elementary schooler.
Bright ideas: Evaluating after-school programs
Our readers share their experiences with after-school programs.
School cafeteria makeovers
Need help banning mystery meat from your school's cafeteria? Get the tools you need from these organizations dedicated to serving up better lunches.
How to roll fun and learning into summer
28 easy activities to build on preschool skills and get your child ready for kindergarten
Summer school that really works
Introducing summer school 3.0 — the new and improved version that kids actually like — and quite possibly the key to closing the achievement gap.
What to look for in a summer learning program
Follow these guidelines to find the best summer learning program for your child.
What would your child do? | Caught being kind
Kids are learning emotional intelligence skills at school. But how will they act when no adults are around? It's not always easy to do the kind thing.
Why it’s better for my daughter to feel sad than fine
I wrote a kids’ book about emotions, but Inside Out still taught me a lesson.
Empathy's poster child
Touched by an image of child slaves, a little girl pledges to do something about it — and turns her family upside down.