Elementary School

Elementary school years are important. Help your child make the most of this educational foundation. Learn what kind of activities can support classroom learning and behavioral expectations.

What Your Kid Will Learn in First Grade

See what educational milestones your child will master in first grade, and learn how to help him achieve them at home.

Your Common Core Cheat Sheet

You've probably heard the term common core. Now learn more about what's behind the great debate it's created.

Virtual Elementary School: Should You Enroll Your Kids?

For different personal reasons, many parents are leaning toward online classes for their kids. But is online education the best academic track for your child?

3 Things Parents Can Do to Help Kids Manage Homework

Some kids find it difficult to stay on top of homework after a long school day. Here are 3 things parents can do to make the process less stressful.

Your Kid Will Learn in Kindergarten

The early school years are full of excitement and growth -- and new academic expectations. Find out what skills you can expect your child to master in kindergarten, and how to help your child develop them outside the classroom.

Essential Back-to-School Supplies for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade

Even if you're not ready for your child's first day of school, you can ensure that she'll be ready with all the supplies she'll need to play, learn, and enjoy in class.

How to Practice School Manners

With hundreds of rambunctious children crammed under one roof, it's no wonder that schools are the places where good manners are often forgotten. We asked etiquette experts to share tips for following modern manners in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, and beyond.

These Kids Are Totally #Winning at Crazy Hair Day

You'll want to up your styling game after seeing these kids rocking their crazy hair day looks.

What Your Kids Will Learn in Second Grade

Check our guide to the key learning milestones of second grade and see how you can help your child master them.

The Best and Worst School Systems: Where Does Your State Rank?

A new report looks at how school systems rank across the country, and the results may surprise you.

10 Signs You're a PTA Drop-Out

You're so grateful that the Parent Teacher Association makes everything run smoothly at your child's school--and you're even more thrilled they're obviously doing just fine without you. Here's 10 clear signs you might be a PTA drop-out.

Organizing Tips for a Smarter School Year

These fun finds and simple fix-ups will help you stream line morning routines, cutback on homework stress, and turn your house into a launchpad for outstanding achievements.

Classroom Confidential: Kids Advising Kids

Who's really in the know on what makes a successful school year? Kids! We asked them to share insider insights with their peers. And we've got A+ advice for parents on how to navigate the sticky subjects of education today.

Your Child's Behavior at Home vs School

Does your child act drastically different at school than he does at home? Here's how to get your teacher's pet to keep up his angelic behavior around you.

The School of Your Dreams

When three families were unhappy with options for their kids' education, they each started their own school. Learn what it takes.

Help Your Kid Be a Better Speller

Or should we say, a better S-P-E-L-L-E-R?

Best Practices for Homework

Help your child tackle homework most effectively. Here are some best practices to follow.

3 Things to Raise a Successful Student

If anyone knows how to raise an academically successful student, it's a teacher. Watch as educational experts share 3 things that can help your kid be a star at school.

What Do Kids Really Think About School?

Although homework can be a big pain, there are so many things to love about school.

How to Raise a Kid Who Thinks Critically

With schools focusing more on critical thinking, it's time to nurture this crucial skill.

How Your Used Crayons Can Help Schools in Need

On Thursday, March 31, The Crayon Collection needs your help with a national crayon drive and bake sale.

Back to School: Advice for Every Grade

You may be wondering what to expect of the new school year. Here's back-to-school advice for grades K to 5 from moms who've been there.

Honor-Roll Schools

They don't have a big budget or charge tuition. Yet each of these ten elementary schools excels beyond traditional expectations. Learn how to bring their innovative ideas to your kid's classroom.