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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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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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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.


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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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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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!

14 Incredible Kids Who Changed the World in the Last Decade

For Absolutely Incredible Kid Day on March 19, children and adults alike will be inspired by the amazing accomplishments of...


Can You Pass This Quiz of 4th Grade Science Questions?

Elementary school science is probably where you learned a lot of what you know about how the natural world works....


A Muslim Exchange Student and a Christian Girl from Texas Became Inseparable Friends. Then the Unthi...

Sabika was a Muslim exchange student from Pakistan. Jaelyn was 
a homeschooled Christian. 
Somehow, they became inseparable—until the unthinkable happened.


Why Writing—Not Typing—Will Make You Smarter

Choosing a pen over a keyboard does wonders for your memory.


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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...


A Man in His 60s Working Towards His Masters Proves That You’re Never too Old to Learn

At 63, Jerry Valencia was determined to get his 
college degree—and his master’s too.