AP and IB classes are fast becoming the status quo in local high school curricula. Sometimes more challenging coursework is a good thing for students. And sometimes more is too much.
Parenting & Education
Are your kids looking for something good to read? Check out these children’s and young-adult titles by local authors.
The future is looking bright as these students find their calling.
Jim Crow may be long gone but some still see the world in black and white.
Some say homework has gotten out of hand. Does all this extracurricular effort really result in smarter kids?
Is our educational system biased against boys?
Our second annual teacher roundup asks local educators to share their best takeaways.
From helicopter moms to snowplow dads, we are more involved in our kids’ lives than ever before. Are we better parents than our parents were? Or have we gone too far?
We want to protect our kids from pain, disappointment and loss. But sometimes we shouldn’t.
Many local high school grads are taking a break before heading to college. But they aren’t sitting on the couch watching TV.
When our son stopped speaking, we found new ways to listen.
Some parents see postponing kindergarten an extra year as a lifesaver for their kids. Other parents view the practice as unfair. Who is right?
Arlington’s public school system offers a wealth of options for students, but navigating the choices can be dizzying. Here are some pointers.
Arlington’s public schools are running out of room. Will the school board’s $474 million plan solve the space crunch fast enough?
Kids aren’t the only ones who learn something new every day. Six veteran educators share their best takeaways.
Some families revere ATS as the holy grail of magnet schools. One local parent sought to find out why.
When Mom and Dad lose their cool on the sidelines, no one wins.
Today’s bully isn’t always the testosterone-driven thug on the playground. A teen girl armed with a cellphone and a grudge can wreak havoc with devastating consequences. Many local families have the scars to prove it.