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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
How to Motivate a Middle School Reader
In the early grades, parents and teachers focus on teaching kids how to read. As kids get older, we hope they'll want to read. Reading for pleasure has lots of benefits. It builds vocabulary and... read more
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Get Ready for Kindergarten with Practical Tips, Tricks, and Tools
If you're spending the waning days of summer prepping your kindergarten-bound kid for the first days of school, you're not alone. Kindergarten is a formative year for families, as kids acquire the... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
10 Questions About EdTech to Ask Your Kid's Teacher
Is your school beefing up computer labs, getting wired, buying devices, and investing in teacher tech training? Are you hearing more about "blended learning," "flipped classrooms," and "adaptive... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
6 Summer Reading Challenges to Hook Kids on Books over the Break
Getting kids to read during summer vacation can be a huge challenge, especially with so many games, apps, and other fun media distractions available to them when school's out. But there's a ton of... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How Colleges Use Kids' Social Media Feeds
Hey, all you college-bound kids: What's the easiest thing you can do to impress prospective schools? It's not your GPA. It's not the debate team. It's your Facebook – and your Twitter, Snapchat,... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Ultimate Clean-Slate Handbook
We tell our kids that everyone makes mistakes -- and we mean it -- but if the last year was a rough one, it can be hard to bounce back. Past struggles with grades, organization, and friends are easy... read more
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Amanda Nojadera
Marketing Associate | Aunt of two
Top Common Core Games and Apps
Having trouble finding Common Core-aligned technology to boost your kids' learning? Though the new curriculum's rollout has prompted lots of questions and concerns, many quality apps and games... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
10 Websites Every School Computer Lab Should Bookmark
When kids visit the computer lab after school, they're usually there to finish homework and pass the time productively, so you want them to access the best tools possible. These math, reading, news,... read more
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