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There’s SO much parenting advice out there, and it can be hard to know how to weed out the good from the bad. But we’ve done our best to give you the Reader’s Digest version of honest, heartfelt parenting tips and stories.

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    The Real Reason the School Year Doesn’t Start in January

    This year, going back to school is fraught with challenges and personal decisions. But while we're on the subject, isn’t it strange how the academic and calendar year don’t line up?

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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,...


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    Back-to-School Shopping in 2020: How to Save Amid Uncertainty

    Finally, some good news about the upcoming school year: You don’t have to spend a fortune to get everything your...

    14 Crazy Facts About Earth You Never Learned in School

    The planet is almost 25,000 miles around and 4.54 billion years old, and humans are still discovering some of the...


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    Back to School 2020: Navigating the New Normal

    Parents, teachers, and school districts are grappling with the risks of various learning scenarios. Here are some things to think...


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    33 School Essentials Most People Forget to Buy

    We searched high and low for these under-the-radar but totally necessary school essentials—because you'll need a lot more than three-ring...


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    12 Tech Tools Kids Can’t Learn Without This Fall

    Tech and education experts share the tools and must-have gear that will help kids thrive in the coming school year.


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    12 Back-to-School Essentials Every Kid Will Need During a Pandemic

    Learn which products, tools, and gear will help protect your child against coronavirus if they are heading back to school...


    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...

    I’m a White Teacher—And Here’s What I Wish I Could Have Taught My White Students About R...

    Kids ignorance isn't their fault—it's ours. And it's up to us to fix it.


    Why I May Not Send My Son Back to School This Fall

    Parents have some tough decisions when it comes to weighing the pros and cons of sending kids back to the...


    Students Noticed One Boy Was Wearing the Same Clothes Every Day, so They Stepped in to Help

    "They went home and hunted through their own drawers and closets."


    Why I’m Actually Happy My Graduation Was All Virtual

    I've had a real graduation and a virtual one, and I have to say, my virtual celebration was pretty amazing!


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    Read One Teacher’s Genius Response to the Question “What Do You Make?”

    Teacher Taylor Mali's unforgettable, searing retort to a thoughtless question certainly put a dinner companion in his place—and can make...


    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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    Here’s Why People Give Teachers Apples

    The story behind this one goes all the way back to schoolhouses on the western frontier.


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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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    18 Things Homeschooling Made Us Appreciate About Teachers

    Can you suspend your kid from homeschool?


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    I’m a Teacher—Here’s How Homeschooling Is Changing How I Teach

    After 40 days (and counting!) homeschooling my own children, while virtually teaching my own high school classes, I'll return to...


    15 Weird Museums You Never Knew Existed

    Some museums hold stranger collections than others. Here’s our list of the exceptionally odd ones.


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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...


    Can You Pass This Elementary School Math Test?

    Kids today... are tackling some serious math problems. Take this test to see if you can keep up with the...


    45 Free Online College Courses from the Best Colleges and Universities

    Not all college-level education has to cost you an arm and a leg!