Why is algebra so important?
Algebra is known as a gatekeeper subject, so when should your child take it?
Creative ways to get your 2nd-5th grader to focus on homework and learn
GreatSchools parents share their stories about the unique, sometimes unexpected ways they boost their children's learning.
How to raise a source-savvy kid in the age of fake news and internet hoaxes
Although they were raised on technology, most kids can't tell truth from falsehood online. Here's how to teach your child to find reliable sources — and never fall for fake news or hoaxes again.
The truth about homework in America
If you’re a parent who is new to the U.S., here’s what you need to know about helping your child with their daily homework.
5 things to say when your child says "I hate homework"
We asked the experts how parents should respond when their child vents their rage or frustration over their nightly workload. Here's what they said.
The truth about your 9th grader's GPA
Here are four things parents need to know about freshman year grades — and talking points to explain them to your teen.
Parent help on school projects: where to draw the line
They're supposed to be done by the kids. But all parents help, don't they?
The great homework debate
Parents and educators disagree about the right amount of homework for elementary school students — and even whether it should be assigned at all.
Help! My daughter is an unmotivated student
Parenting expert Annie Fox helps a frustrated father figure out how to talk to his daughter — who seems totally unmotivated to do her school work.
Homework battles | Through a child's eyes
Does your child ever struggle with homework? Many do. And there’s actually a lot you can do to help. Start by watching this video with your child.
Activities for pre-readers and beginning readers
Help your child get excited about books by creating a personalized book mark or writing a book of her own.
Your 2nd grader's writing under Common Core Standards
Your second grader’s vocabulary and word sense are blossoming – and just in time, as writing projects this year require more detail and nuance.
5 tips for encouraging reluctant readers (and common mistakes to avoid)
Not all kids enjoying reading as much as their parents might like. Here are some ways to draw your reluctant reader into a good book.
Your 1st grader's writing under Common Core Standards
From high-frequency words to full paragraphs with introductions, details, and conclusions, first graders learn how to organize and present their thoughts in writing.
Your kindergartner's writing under Common Core Standards
Writing goes from zero to 60 in kindergarten, from tracing the ABCs and culminating in higher-level thinking skills like forming, organizing, and expressing complete thoughts.
Bright ideas from our readers: real-life math activities
Our readers share tips on how to teach their children real-life math skills.