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School Years

PBS Just Launched a 24-Hour PBS KIDS Channel

Now you can watch their favorite shows as a family any time on any device

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.

What to Do If Your Kid Is Struggling in School

You want to help, but how can you provide guidance without undermining your kid’s self-esteem?

What You Need to Know About PARCC Requirements

PARCC tests will soon be a high school graduation requirement for most in NJ. Here's what you need to know about the controversial assessments.

Inspiring Jersey Teen Samantha Rizzuto Gets Kids Excited About STEM

New Jersey teen Samantha Rizzuto talks about how she started STEM-CAM, an organization to gets young kids more into math and science.

What Teachers Wish Parents Really Knew

We talked to real NJ teachers to find out what they'd love to tell parents.

10 Things to Expect When Your Kid Starts Kindergarten

Gone are the cushy comforts of daycare or pre-anything. This is the big leagues. Maybe she’s nervous or maybe she’s ready. Either way, I promise, you can handle it.

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.

The Best New Books for Summer Reading

We asked local librarians to share their favorite new kids’ books. Put these titles on their must-read list.

Last Day of School Celebrations

End the school year on a high note, with one of these cool ways to mark the start of summer.

The Gifts Teachers Actually Want

Don't know what to get teacher's this year as an end of the year "thank you"? Here's what they really want.

Redshirting: Should You Let Your Kid Start Kindergarten Late?

Delaying kids from starting kindergarten by a year is a popular trend called "redshirting". Does holding them back help or hinder them later in life?

Is a Montessori School Right for Your Child?

Look inside a Montessori education: the philosophy, the curriculum and the lifelong benefits.

Texas School Sends the Most Honest Fundraising Letter Ever

A Texas middle school’s shockingly candid approach to raising money gives parents everywhere a good laugh.

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.