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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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.

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.

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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