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Tips from the front lines of elementary education

The more seemingly unrelated connections kids can make between history, literature, science, math -- and even television -- the more tools they have at their disposal to become creative thinkers.

Learning to say goodbye

Nervous about dropping your kids off at school for the first time? Worried if they'll be able to handle the strange environment without mom and dad alongside?

Want to grow a little Einstein? Get involved at school, early and often

You cant be in the classroom with your kids all the time, but experts say that the sooner you get personally involved in your child's schooling, the better.

U.S. lags in math education

Are U.S. early elementary-age children being adequately prepared to apply the mathematical ideas

At-home learning makes the grade

As my youngest daughter nears preschool age, people are asking about my plans for school.

Picking the right preschool

The preschool Melanie Myatt chose for her first child seemed just about perfect.

Back to school products to the test

We put back-to-school products to the test. Watch the slideshow and make sure your kids are ready for the classroom.

New children’s museum opens in Oak Lawn

Kids can use real tools to build, climb into a treehouse, explore nature and water and put on a show at the new Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn, which opened July 27.

Don’t let summer brain drain leave your kids behind

It happens every year: Just when your child finally gets into the swing of things at school, along comes summer.

Movies that teach

Can't stomach another family movie night featuring Hannah Montana or clone troopers? Try these.
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