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

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


18 Things You Won’t Find in Schools Anymore

As things evolve, so does the way students are taught, and that means classrooms look a lot different than they...


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...


20 Rude Habits Your Child’s Teacher Wishes You’d Stop

"No I can't give up my lunch break to help your child with their homework, I'm human and I need...


What Homecoming Looked Like in the 1950s

The celebrations were just as big, but the dresses and football uniforms have changed quite a bit.


11 Signs Your Child Could Be Gifted

Is your kid just smart or one of the intellectual elite?


This Is What School Pictures Looked Like 75 Years Ago

Getting every student in the class to look at the camera and smile has always been a challenge.


Backpack vs. Messenger Bag: Which Is Safest?

Picking a school bag should be based on more than fashion and brand name—your kid's orthopedic health should be your...

This Is What Technology Used to Look Like in Schools

Pictured are some pieces of vintage "high tech" that teachers used in their school classrooms throughout the years. Whether or...



Signs Your Kid’s Backpack Might Be Too Heavy

Today's backpacks are heavier than ever, thanks to kids lugging around textbooks and laptops not to mention sports uniform and...


25 Things Your Kid’s Principal Is Secretly Thinking

Straight from the principal's office: Use these tips for a better school year.


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40 Things Your Child’s Teacher Wants You to Know

A look inside a teacher's mind could help you understand lesson plans and maybe even guide your child to perform...


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9 School Subjects You Took That Your Kids Won’t

Schools still teach the basic subjects such as math, science, history, and English, but the others have changed a lot....


17 Reasons My Favorite Teacher Changed My Life

It only takes one person to make a difference in the life of another—and teachers are often that person. Check...


15 National Geography Bee Questions Only Geniuses Will Get Right

How well do you know your world geography? Take a whack at these questions, culled from past National Geographic Bee...

This Is the Difference Between a College and a University

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


9 Thoughtful Ways to Donate Your Used Books

When it comes to donating used books, look beyond your local library or thrift store; there are plenty of incredible...


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

We’re all guilty of making this mistake.


12 Things Your School Bus Driver Wishes You Knew

Curious why your child has an assigned seat? Here are the secrets parents wish they knew about the peculiar demands...


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?

30 Thoughtful and Affordable Holiday Teacher Gifts

Your kids' teachers work so hard day after day after day. Why not show them your appreciation for all that...


Reading in This Font Could Improve Your Memory

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


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.


12 of the World’s Best Dinosaur Museums

These dinosaur museums will take you back to a time when fantastic creatures ruled the planet. Plus, you'll get up-to-date...


11 Secret Habits of Straight-A Students Even Post-Grads Will Want to Steal

It's not about brains, or about the amount of time spent studying. Many of the highest-scoring students attribute their success...