7 ways to boost reading skills — without a book in sight
Boosting your child's reading skills can be easy, unplanned, happen on the go — without a single book. Check out these 7 ideas.
The hidden benefits of reading aloud — even for older kids
Educator Jim Trelease explains why reading aloud to your child, no matter what her age, is the magic bullet for creating a lifelong reader.
Preparing your preschooler to read
You are your child's first — and most influential — teacher. Learn how giving your little one daily opportunities to practice emerging reading skills will help her thrive.
The "right" way to teach reading
There's a "right" way to teach reading, according to best-selling journalist Peg Tyre. So why are many students not learning – or learning the wrong way?
Simone's math problem
A 7-year-old girl is humiliated by her teacher after failing a math test. How many years will it take to cure her math anxiety, an educational illness that plagues millions?
New education standards turn kids into sleuths — every day in every subject.
New education standards are turning kids into sleuths — every day in every subject.
Kelly Gallagher on "Readicide"
Who's killing our kids' love of reading? Readicide's Kelly Gallagher investigates what’s behind this educational crime and how to revive a child’s passion for the written word.
Why is algebra so important?
Algebra is known as a gatekeeper subject, so when should your child take it?
Math tips for every grade
Too many kids get math-phobic as they get older. Here's how to keep your child passionate about math from kindergarten through high school.
3rd grade writing samples
How's your child's writing? It can be tough to understand what's expected at this age. Here are three strong examples of third grade writing you can compare to your child's work.
2nd grade writing samples
What should your second grader's writing look like? Here are three examples of grade-level writing projects by real second graders.
1st grade writing samples
Wondering what your first grader's writing is supposed to look like? Here are two examples of grade-level writing projects by real first graders.
One key 1st grade math skill
We've heard math is different under Common Core, but how? One teacher explains how she's teaching kids about numbers differently now — in a way we can all understand.
8th grade reading under the Common Core Standards
Students analyze the language, structure, and themes in both literature and nonfiction and explore how new works reinterpret classic myths and legends.
Kindergarten writing samples
What does kindergarten-level writing look like? Here are three examples so you can see for yourself!