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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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5 Ways to Save Big Bucks on Back-to-School Supplies 

This year, parents are especially excited to send our kids back to the classroom—and thus may get overzealous on the back-to-school shopping. Try these tactics to save major money on school supplies.

What Kids Should Know Before Kindergarten

If you're enrolling your child in school for the first time this fall, these are the basic kindergarten requirements they'll be expected to know.

3 Ways to Make Your Child's School More LGBTQ+ Friendly

Parents and adult caregivers are the greatest advocates to help children feel supported and included in their education. Here are ways you can work with your school's administration to bring representation into the classroom.

Dad Pulls Biracial Daughter Out of School After Classmate and School Employee Cut Her Hair

"She was crying. She was afraid of getting in trouble for getting her hair cut," Jimmy Hoffmeyer revealed about the day his daughter Jurnee's hair was cut.

Pediatricians Say Realistic Active Shooter Drills Traumatize Kids and Should Be Stopped

School shootings are a terrifyingly real concern for parents and school employees alike. But according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, realistic shooter drills are a cause for concern in and of themselves.
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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.   

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.

These Siblings Were Allegedly Expelled From a Christian School Because Their Mom Isn't Married

The family's lifestyle does not align with the beliefs and practices held by Chapel Hill, according to their pastor.