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Common Core Q&As

You asked, we have answers to your questions about Common Core State Standards in N.C. public schools.

Healthy Initiatives Catch On In Triangle Schools

From walking classrooms to spinach smoothies and organic gardens, Triangle public schools public schools are forging a path to health and wellness.

Service Learning: Empower Students to Change the World

When it comes to solving social problems, preschoolers and elementary students are often overlooked as people who can make a difference.

Back-to-School Glue and Watercolor Art

Here is a quick and easy decoration to help get your child back into the school spirit.

Family FYI: August Tips and Picks for Parents

Explore our editor's picks and tips that make your family's life easy and fun this August.

Backpack Safety for Back-to-School Season

Overloaded backpacks can cause back and shoulder pain, fatigue, muscle irritation, and more.

Help Your Child Build Confidence in Math

Help your child overcome math anxiety

Common Core: Your Questions Answered

Have questions about N.C.'s Common Core State Standards? We have answers.

Ready for Kindergarten? Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition

Plan ahead for the first day of kindergarten

Class Clown? Humor could be coping strategy for middle school

Encourage your child to find ways to help in the classroom and be a good friend.

Discipline Strategies That Work for All Ages

Developing a strong bond increases cooperation and reduces defiance and the need for punishment.

When to Start Visiting Colleges

The ideal time for college visits for high-schoolers is when school is in session

Bragging Parents: When is it too much?

What other parents, and your kids, think of your boasts

When Your Child Lies

How to discourage your kids from lying

Pushing Back Against Peer Pressure

Even young children feel pressured by peers

Moving? Help Kids of All Ages Make the Transition with Ease

Age-by-age guidance on helping children take a move in stride

Understanding the Differences Between the ACT and SAT

Doing your best on college entrance assessments

Benefits of Transitional Kindergarten

Ask the Teacher: Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten?

Teaching Kids to Deal With Failure

Children have to learn to cope with failure, from losing a board game to failing a test.

Making Music Builds Brain Power in Kids

Benefits of music instruction can last a lifetime

Teaching children to do homework independently

How to get your child to do homework without mom or dad's help

Family Fitness Tips for Every Age

Family fitness tactics for kids of every age.

Avoiding math anxiety

Tips for tackling math anxiety

Growing Up: Teaching kids the meaning of generosity

Teach kids of all ages the meaning of generosity.

Ask the Teacher: organizing writing

Helping children organize their writing.

Charter Schools in NC Expand Choice in Public Education

Choice in public school used to mean deciding between white or chocolate milk, but the inception of charter schools in 1997 has given families who rely on the public school system more options.

Digitized Preschools: Pre-K Technology Use Gains Ground

Smart Boards, computers, iPads, flip cameras and robots. Sounds like you’ve just entered an electronics store, but this actually describes many preschool classrooms in the Triangle as they begin to embrace technology. 

Looping, Flipping and Globalizing Classrooms

Learn how different teaching models can help your child get ahead in school.

School Communication Tips

It’s natural for parents to have questions about their children’s academic experiences and accomplishments as they journey through school. Here are points of contact for finding answers to questions you may have.

Growing Up: Birds and Bees

Having "the talk" with your kids
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Annual Guides

GPS [Go. Play. See]

It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.