Third-grade homework is real work -- higher level math, book reports, even science experiments -- and it's reasonable to expect an 8-year-old might need some help. But when does help become counterproductive?
By third grade, kids are coming into their own academically, reading and interpreting real stories, practicing complex math, and staging their own science experiments. What other amazing things can you expect this school year?
First grade, with all its new demands and responsibilities, can sometimes shake a kindergartener's academic confidence. So what can you do to make sure this first year of formal schooling is as fun and successful as it should be?
Welcome to official schooling! Sure, kindergarten was a big deal, but that's really just an introduction. In first grade, it's time to get down to business. What amazing things will your child learn this year?
The kindergarten experience can be one of the most exciting in your child's school career. It's basically the 5-year-old version of a college freshman year. What incredible things will your kindergartener learn?
Parents want their kids to start school on the right foot -- a kindergarten experience can, after all, affect the rest of their school career. But when's the right time to start, and does it have more to do with age or ability?
Preschool isn't mandatory, but toddlers can get a leg up on kindergarten classmates if they attend this preliminary educational institute. Beyond sing-alongs and story time, preschool teaches children invaluable social skills.
Private schools come with a lot of perks -- and hefty price tags. For a top-notch education with a hint of exclusivity, many people choose to enroll their children in private schools. But what sets these institutions apart from public schools?
The teacher's voice fades, your pencil drops and your eyes close. Sound familiar? Classroom video conferencing is one teaching tool that could keep you awake. It might even get you excited about learning.
About 50 million American children attend public school, with nearly $10,000 being spent on each student. Where do those dollars go, and what are some of the benefits and challenges facing public schools?