GreatSchools’ POV on Common Core
How do we feel about this new educational initiative that could transform U.S. classrooms? As always, we’re keeping our eye on what matters most: your child.
New Common Core tests bite Big Apple
Love them or hate them, now that Common Core-aligned tests are here, every parent needs to make the most of them for their child.
Infographic: What's hot vs. what's not under Common Core
The Common Core Standards are shifting priorities at schools across the land. Get the lowdown on what's in — and out. (Hint: See you later, calculator.)
Learning Disabilities in Children: An Overview
An expert explains what a learning disability is and isn't — and describes the signs to watch for in kids of different ages.
Infographic: U.S. college readiness
The standards are supposed to prepare kids for college. See where the U.S. stands now.
5th grade nonfiction writing samples
Learning to write nonfiction is increasingly important for school success. These writing samples show what good fifth grade writing looks like.
4th grade writing samples
Nonfiction writing is an important indicator of how well your child is learning essential literary skills. These examples show you what good fourth grade writing looks like.
What are the Common Core Standards?
Find out how the new academic guidelines will change what your child is learning.
IDEA 2004 Close Up: Evaluation and Eligibility for Specific Learning Disabilities
An expert outlines the federal laws on special education evaluation and eligibility.