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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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12 Ways Back-to-School Season Will Be Different This Year

There are a lot of classroom considerations in 2020—and making matters even more confusing, they vary from state to state...


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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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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....


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...

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How Handwriting Has Changed Over the Last 100 Years

From beautiful ornate script to texting—handwriting has come a long way in the past century.


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

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