popular topics in school policies and practices

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    Parent-Teacher Conferences
    Essential Rules of Parenting: Dealing with Your Child's School
    From when they're 4 or 5, right through until they're 16 or 18, there are certain basic Rules that will get you, and them, through their school career more happily. (Excerpted from "The Rules of Parenting" by Richard Templar) ...
  • School and Learning
    Child's Advocate
    The Successful Advocate Quiz
    Take our Successful Advocate quiz, and find out what it takes to be your child's champion. ...
  • Teen girl standing at locker with cell phone
    Kids and Cell Phones
    Cell Phones at School: Should They Be Allowed?
    Should cell phones be allowed in school? A 2010 Pew Research Center study found that 65 percent of cell-owning teens bring their phones to school despite any bans that may be in place. Most schools now allow students to have cell phones but requi...
    Maya Cohen
  • School and Learning
    Math Standards
    Math: It's Elementary
    Get a glimpse into the new state standardized tests. Take our elementary math quiz and find out what your little ones need to know. ...
  • School and Learning
    Math Standards
    Math Standards
    Do you know what your child should be learning in math? Take our math standards quiz and see what you know. ...
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    Education Reform
    What's Happening in Education Reform?
    A lot has happened this year in the world of education reform! Do you know the new lingo? ...
  • How to stop bullying
    Dealing With Bullies
    How to Stop Bullying: Real Solutions for Kids and Parents
    Bullying can happen to a child no matter where they go to school, and although you can try to help them know what to do in the moment, it's sometimes necessary as a parent or adult to step in and help. You need some real ways to stop it in its tr...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • School and Learning
    Education Reform
    Do You Know the Latest Classroom Lingo?
    What's all the talk about ed reform? Take our quiz and find out how much you really know! ...
  • School and Learning
    School Boards
    What Do You Know About School Boards?
    Take this quiz, developed with the National School Boards Foundation, and find out how school boards really work! ...
  • School and Learning
    Small Classrooms
    Smaller Class Size: How Much Do You Know About the Trend?
    See how much you know about the benefits of smaller classes for children. ...
  • School Forms Printables
    Field Trip Permission Form
    Record all the pertinent information in this printable school form, to give your child permission to participate in a school field trip. ...
  • School Forms Printables
    Field Trip Permission Form
    Record all the pertinent information in this printable school form, to give your child permission to participate in a school field trip. ...
  • School Forms Printables
    Medication Permission Form
    Use this school form if you need to give the school permission to give your child medication. ...
  • Teen girl standing at locker with cell phone
    Kids and Cell Phones
    Cell Phones at School: Should They Be Allowed?
    Should cell phones be allowed in school? A 2010 Pew Research Center study found that 65 percent of cell-owning teens bring their phones to school despite any bans that may be in place. Most schools now allow students to have cell phones but requi...
    Maya Cohen
  • School and Learning
    School Uniforms
    School Uniforms: Pros and Cons
    School Uniforms: Pros and ConsThere is something comforting about schoolchildren dressed in pleats and plaid. Maybe it reminds us of our own childhood, or conjures up thoughts of order and safety. Whatever the reason, one thing's for sure -- sch...
    Ann Svensen
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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    Family Education
  • Kids
    Keeping Kids Home
    When to Keep a Child at Home
    When to Keep a Child at HomeAlthough it may seem obvious, children should not go to school when they're contagious to others, when they have a fever, or when they're too sick to learn. Childhood illnesses are spread easily when children are in cl...