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17 "Education trends" videos

College Success Award winner: Marshall High School

In this small, tight-knit Ozarks community, school leaders do whatever it takes to help kids get to college. Last year, they raised $1.8M in scholarships and financial aid for seniors.

College Success Award winner: Arabia Mountain High School

Excellence is the rule at this Title I school, where high expectations and environmental education prepare students for college and for life.

College Success Award: Denver School of Science and Technology Stapleton

High expectations, intensive college counseling, and teachers who go the extra mile make college success possible for all students — even if it takes extra time.

College Success Award winner: Young Women's Preparatory Academy

Intensive advanced classes starting in the sixth grade plus robust leadership experiences make this Miami-based magnet a shining example of a college-for-all culture.

Nonfiction for fun and learning, too

Children can learn and have fun at the same time when reading non fiction books. Teach your child nonfiction reading strategies so he can build his reading skills and become a better reader.

Reading games: learning sight words

Play "My pile your pile" to expand your child's vocabulary and improve fluency.

Sticky-note your story

Here's a way to use sticky notes to improve reading comprehension.

Reading solution: "Don't give me the answer!"

When a child makes a mistake reading aloud, should you stop and correct him or not?

The magic of echo reading

Try this trick to improve your child's reading fluency.

Decoding words

Decoding words is one of the fundamental reading skills that children must learn to be better readers. Learn how to teach your child the basic of decoding strategies.

Follow my finger

Help your child learn the way around a book.

Picture walk

Reading the pictures helps kids with comprehension.