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5 Incredible Things You'll Learn in Kindergarten

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?

5 Things to Know on the First Day of Kindergarten

Kindergarteners don't start school as blank slates. From color and number recognition to sharing and listening, certain skills will help your child from the day she walks in the door.

When should you start kindergarten?

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?

How Charter Schools Work

Charter schools provide an appealing alternative to conventional public schools, but the concept has been mired in controversy since its inception. What's the truth about charter schools, anyway?

Can schools take away a student's civil rights?

Battles between students and school administrators over constitutional rights have gone all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Do students lose their rights once they're on school property?

10 Greatest Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Most teachers probably have cupboards full of "Best Teacher" coffee mugs, T-shirts and pens. Why not do something a little more creative this year? It doesn't have to break the bank to say a big "thank you."

Everything You Wanted to Know About Parent Teacher Conferences, But Were Afraid to Ask

It can be a little intimidating talking to the teacher about your little one's performance -- especially if you were the kid who chewed gum in class and flunked math. Here's our survival guide for acing these formal chats.

5 Things a Teacher Won't Tell You About Your Kid

As helpful as parent/teacher conferences may be, there are some pieces of information that just won't be shared. Here's what an educator won't tell you.

Sticky Situation: What to Do When You Don't Like Your Kid's Teacher

It's a new year and that means a new teacher for your child. After the first meeting, you've got a bad feeling that you just can't shake. What can you do when you don't like your kid's teacher?

How Preschool Works

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.

How Private Schools Work

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?

College Pictures

This college image gallery offers a visual perspective of some of the important aspects of attending a university. Check out these college pictures.

5 Things You Should Know: How to Talk to Your Child's Teacher

When your child sees you and his or her teacher as partners it can ease stress and help with successful learning. These 5 tips will help you communicate with your child's teacher.

5 Things You Should Know: Homeschooling

There is an alternative to the local public school district --homeschooling, and about 3 percent of American families are part of the trend. Is homeschooling the best option for your family?

How Discovery Education Streaming Works

An online video service from Discovery, called Discovery Education streaming, is available for teachers to use in classrooms. So what is this service and how can teachers take advantage of it?

How Classroom Video Conferencing Works

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.

Can I become an expert in my field using MIT OpenCourseWare?

One of the top ten U.S. universities wants to give you an education -- for free. The only catch? You won't get a diploma.

How Public Schools Work

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?

How Campus Communication Technology Works

E-mail, instant messaging and the Internet have transformed college students' expectations. Learn how colleges are using new technology on campus.

13 Famous Rhodes Scholars

Each year about 90 students earn a Rhodes scholarship to study at the University of Oxford. Learn about some of the most famous Rhodes scholars, including Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulos, and Kris Kristofferson.

15 Notable People Who Dropped Out of School

These 15 notable people, including Bill Gates, Thomas Edison, and Benjamin Franklin, achieved success in life even after dropping out of school. Learn about these inventors, businessmen and entertainers.

How Continuing Education Classes Work

Doctors, lawyers and other professionals take continuing education courses to stay current professionally. Learn how they find these courses.

How Net Generation Students Work

Net Generation students are a new breed of learner. Find out how these students work and how colleges and workplaces are evolving to meet their needs.

How Fraternities Work

"Toga, toga, toga!" Is fraternity life anything like National Lampoon's "Animal House"? Fraternities vary widely by campus and organization, but check out how they recruit, what pledging is like and the meaning of Hell Week.

How Sororities Work

Ever wonder why sorority rush is such a big deal? A sorority can be a great way to make lasting friendships and find opportunities for leadership and service. But people also associate sororities with a variety of negative stereotypes.

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