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    Learning Environment
    Getting Your Child Back on Track
    Find tips to help get your child back on track with his schoolwork. ...
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    Private vs. Public School
    Changing from Private to Public School
    When children change schools, problems sometimes arise when the curricula are different. Learn what you can do. ...
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    Choosing a Quality School
    Do Schools Treat Boys and Girls Equally?
    A parent wants to know whether our schools are now unbiased on gender. ...
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    Teacher/Child Relationships
    My Son's Teacher Is Too Tough
    The attitude you have about your child's teacher can affect your child's success with that teacher. ...
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    After-School Programs
    After-School Clubs for High-Schoolers
    Encourage your teen to participate in an after-school program. ...
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    Gifted Education
    Boy Not Challenged in Accelerated School
    What should you do when your child isn't challenged in an accelerated school, and switching schools is not an option? ...
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    Section 504 and Idea
    ADHD, Depression, and 504 Plans
    Most teachers have had minimal or no course work about the needs of children with ADHD. ...
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    Coping With ADHD
    ADHD and Classroom Punishment
    A 17-year-old with ADHD asks whether the punishment his teacher gives him is fair. ...
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    Special Education
    Directory of Schools for LD Students
    Learn how to find directories for schools that teach children with learning disabilities. ...
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    Special Education Laws
    School Not Doing Enough for Son with IEP
    Here's what to do when your child's teachers fail to regularly monitor his progress in all academic areas. ...
  • After-School Activities
    The Importance of After-School Programs
    The Importance of After-School Programs Do you know what your child is doing when the school bell rings at the end of the day? More than 14 million students leave school every afternoon and have nowhere to go, since they do not have access to aff...
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    Choosing a Quality School
    School Quality
    If you are concerned about your school's ranking, take a look at it with your own eyes first. ...
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    7th Grade Homework
    Unmonitored Seventh-Grader Needs Support
    When parents' work schedules make them unavailable to their child, a big brother, a mentor, or an after-school program can provide support. ...
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    Coping With Giftedness
    Mother Worried About Son's Workload
    To address fears about a child's workload, talk the situation over with the child and the school counselor before making any decision. ...
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    Hobbies and Interests
    Support Your Child's Interests
    Support Your Child's Interests Essential Notice your child's interest by paying attention to what makes her smile and laugh. What does she like to do with her peers? Are there activities she could try with a friend? Sign up for mailing lists tha...
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    Bilingual and Bicultural Education
    Bilingual Babies
    Learn how to introduce your child to two languages. ...
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    Gifted Education
    School Is Secretive About Gifted Program
    Every school district office should have a printed description of the criteria for entering into the gifted program. ...
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    Private vs. Public School
    Will Parochial School Help Daughter's Behavior?
    Parents have the responsibility for setting the expectations and boundaries for children. Schools do not control a student's behavior. ...