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School Years

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

Lessons to teach children before the first day of school.

Last-Day-of-School Printable

Download our last-day-of-school printables to commemorate the end of this long school year.

Should High School Start Later?

Pushing the start of school to 8:30 am means better rested students— but what happens to afterschool programming?

How Much Does Your District Spend on Your Kid’s Education?

Is your town spending as much on your kids as neighboring towns are spending on theirs?

The Best Kids Books of 2014

It’s our favorite time of day, snuggling up with the kiddos and digging into a great story before bed. These were the best books on our kids’ nightstands this year.

Virtual Class to Replace Snow Day School Cancellations?

New Jersey schools experiment with virtual class to compensate for school cancellations during inclement weather.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

4 key facts to understanding the CCSS.

Observing Your Child's Classroom

Tips for a successful classroom observation.

Back-to-School Shoes for Kids

Put your best foot forward in this fall's hottest trend.

How to Nurture Your Child's Interest in Music

What are the benefits of music for your children?

Afterschool Programs for Kids

6 unique kids activities for after school.

12 Ways to Help Your Kid Make Friends

Simple tips for your kid to make friends this school year.

The Best Backpacks for Kids

Start the school year off right with our picks for the very best pack.

3 School Bills to Watch

It may be balmy down the shore this summer, but it’s positively steamy over in the Trenton Statehouse. Here are three public education laws to keep an eye on.

What's a Charter School?

A look at what they are and what's next for these schools