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50 Acts of Kindness for Kids to Do to Make the World a Better Place

Kids may be little but they can make a big difference in the world, just by doing these simple acts of service.

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25 Facts You Learned in School That Are No Longer True

You don't want your kids to think you're a dinosaur—bring your knowledge up to date with these new facts.


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10 Best Face Masks for Teachers on Amazon

Keep students, faculty, and staff safe during back-to-school season with these best face masks for teachers for coronavirus protection on...


I’m a Teacher Who’s Back at School—Here’s What What’s Worrying Me the Most

Between worrying about her students' mental health, her own physical health, and lack of community support, there's a lot keeping...


8 Children’s Nursery Rhymes That Are Actually Racist

Can a catchy little rhyme really be that problematic? Yes—and it’s one way racism was inextricably woven into American life....

How Pink and Blue Became the “Girl” and “Boy” Baby Colors

Pink was once considered to be for boys (seriously)!


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5 Traits You Didn’t Know You Inherit from Mom (and 4 You Inherit from Dad)

Here's why men can't blame their mothers for their receding hairline anymore.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

It can feel overwhelming to answer your kids' questions about coronavirus when you're not even sure yourself. Our experts offer...


What My Students Taught Me About Implicit Bias (Including My Own)

We all have implicit bias. My students awakened me to my own.


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I’m a Teacher—Here’s What I Really Want You to Know About Remote Learning

One elementary school teacher explains why she thinks it’s essential for kids to head back to the classroom this fall,...


33 Middle School Vocabulary Words Adults Still Get Wrong

Think you have a strong vocabulary? See how many of these common 8th grade reading words you can recognize when...

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What Colleges Could Look Like When They Reopen

Campus life won’t be quite as carefree as it used to be, thanks to coronavirus.


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I’m a Teacher—Here’s Why I Won’t Go Back to School When It Reopens

A college professor explains why online learning can benefit both teachers and students—and it’s not just about staying safe during...


This “Periodic Table” Shows How Each Element Plays a Part in Our Daily Lives

If you (or your kid) ever wondered why we need to learn about the periodic table, this is for you!


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11 Ways Teachers Are Going Above and Beyond During Coronavirus

Teaching isn't just a profession—it's a calling. No one embodies this more than these inspirational, innovative teachers, who are doing...


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I’ve Homeschooled My Kids for 3 Years—These Are My Best Tricks

While many parents are being forced into homeschooling for the very first time because of COVID-19, I've been doing it...

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Should Schools Bring Back Cursive Handwriting?

A variety of educators and politicians across the country are pushing back against the death of cursive, resurrecting the rite...


12 Examples of Handwriting So Perfect It Could Be a Font

Browse through these stunning examples of penmanship that's so lovely you wish it could be a font.


How to Have Neat Handwriting

Improve your penmanship with these simple tips from a handwriting expert and professional calligrapher.


One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings—and It’s Not About Guns

Here's how one schoolteacher takes time each week to look out for the lonely.


What Is Mental Math? Tricks to Help You Ditch the Calculator

First of all, it doesn't mean doing trigonometry in your head.


One Teacher’s Genius Strategy for Addressing Students’ Mental Health

Nearly one in five school-aged kids in the United States have struggled with a mental health disorder and countless more...


12 Science Trivia Questions People Always Get Wrong

If you can answer 50 percent of these science trivia questions correctly, you may be a genius.


This Is the Difference Between a College and a University

Should the distinction have a big impact on your choice of school?

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Finally! Here’s When to Use “E.g.” Versus “I.e.”

We’re all guilty of making this mistake.


Can You Pass This Controversial Second-Grade Test? (It’s Harder Than You Think!)

More importantly, do you think a second grader could pass it?


Reading in This Font Could Improve Your Memory

Here’s a science-backed—and totally simple—way to remember more of what you read


18 Fall Activities for Frugal Family Fun

Make lasting memories with all the changing season has to offer while sticking to a budget.


10 Silent Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied

Experts share which behaviors are major red flags.


9 Spelling and Grammar Mistakes Spell Check Won’t Catch

There are some human errors that only humans can catch.