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Spotting the Signs of ADHD

Is your kid struggling in school? Does she have trouble focusing in class and on homework? It may be time for professional help.

How Much Homework Is Too Much?

A move to dial back homework in two NJ elementary schools is sparking a discussion about whether the extra work is helpful or harmful.

Making the Grade: How Well Do NJ Schools Prepare Our Kids?

New Jersey is known for having some of the best public schools in the country. But how well do they really prepare our kids for life afterward?

The Pros and Cons of Full-Day Kindergarten

The debate heats up over whether kids need to be in school all day to prepare for first grade, or if half-day is a better option.

What You Need to Know About Magnet Schools in NJ

What’s the deal with magnet schools in NJ? How can your kid get into one?

Do Your Kids Have Too Much Homework?

You spend hours at night helping your first grader with her homework? Are teachers actually overloading the kids?

The Case for Choosing Parochial School

One local parent shares how she made the decision about her sons' education.

Guns in NJ Schools: What You Need to Know

With news of another school shooting seemingly every other week, how are New Jersey districts handling the issue—and are our kids being properly protected when they’re in class?

Should Your Kid Do a Gap Year Program?

If it is for volunteering, traveling or on-the-job experience, a gap year between high school and college can be beneficial for your teen.

7 Secrets of Successful Students

Want to raise a successful student who gets straight A's in school? Here are tips and study habits to help your kid get good grades.

8 Things Teachers Expect Your Kid to Know by the First Day of Kindergarten

Lessons to teach children before the first day of school.

What’s So Bad About the PARCC Exams?

Why many New Jersey parents and teachers are against it

The Problem with Bullying

Is New Jersey’s anti-bullying law strong enough to make a difference?

Improving NJ's Schools: Recent Education Reform Including Teacher Tenure

Read up on recent education reforms in our state, including restrictions on teacher tenure.

Teacher Gifts

When pressed, teachers will ’fess up to likes and dislikes in the gift department. (Hint: No more mugs.)