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.

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I Was an Overachiever, So My Daughter's School Struggles Are Hitting Me Hard

If you were a straight-A student as a kid, it can be hard to deal with the fact that your child isn't. But I've learned it’s important to step back and let your kid feel supported regardless.   
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Why School Districts Are Rethinking Gifted & Talented Programs

For decades, researchers have shown that students who gain entry into gifted education programs are disproportionately white or Asian American. In New York City, a mayor-appointed panel even recommended eliminating gifted and talented programs because of the opportunity gap. But other school districts and experts are finding different solutions.
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How Ethical Is It To Move to A Neighborhood for Its School Rating?

Picking a "good" school is very different than scrolling for five-star reviews when online shopping. And it turns out the decisions we’re making are perpetuating segregation in many communities. Here's what you need to know when choosing a school for your child.
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Kindergarten Curriculum: What Your Child Will Learn This Year

In kindergarten, your student will practice basic concepts of math, reading, writing, shapes, and time. Learn more about the typical kindergarten curriculum, and find out how to help your child reach important learning milestones at home.
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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?
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