What to do when the kids are fighting
You want the bickering to stop now, but here's why it's worth listening when your kids fight.
Why student-centered education should be the norm
Want a high school where every kid finds their unique learning path? Allow students a way to exercise their voice and choice.
The power of positive school culture
How everyone treats each other at a high school has a huge impact on learning. This is what to look out for.
How to make better teachers
Teachers are the most powerful factor in your child’s education: that’s why ongoing teacher development should be a cornerstone of every high school.
Why college counseling matters
Early and ongoing access to college counseling has been shown to influence whether students apply to college and which colleges they choose.
The value of student-staff connections
Positive, meaningful relationships between high school students and their teachers and principals are more than just nice to have; they're the foundation for a great high school.
Why all students should take advanced classes
The best high schools don’t just provide rigorous courses for motivated students, they encourage every student to explore advanced classes.
The importance of real-life learning and career pathways
Whether it’s career and technical training or outside internships, hands-on learning in high school gives kids purpose and makes school relevant.
One key 1st grade reading skill
Did George Washington have wooden teeth — or not? Using a nonfiction text, first graders should be able to find out the truth for themselves.
One key 2nd grade math skill
Mastering addition and subtraction skills this year will help your child with more complex concepts next year.
When Mom says yes and Dad says no
"We can't look like two heads as parents," says America's Supernanny Deborah Tillman. "It confuses the child." Here's how to fix this common parenting mistake.
How Angela Duckworth teaches her kids grit
The famed researcher and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance explains her "hard things rule," which she's using as a parent to instill stick-to-itiveness in her kids.
When your child says, "I don't like reading!"
Read between the lines, says Stanford psychologist and Mindset author Carol Dweck. Why? Because kids mean something very different when they object to reading.
How to choose the right chore for your child
America's Supernanny says it's not a question of whether or not your child should do chores — it's a question of assigning chores based on your child's personality and work habits.
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.
One key 2nd grade reading skill
Does your child tell (and retell) stories from favorite books? Good news! That's a key reading skill, according to this second grade teacher.