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How to Use Year-End Challenges to Optimize the Learning Experience

Find the teachable moments that are plentiful during the hectic holiday season.

Understanding the Middle School Mind

Greensboro Day School experts answer parent questions about middle school age children.

Career-Minded Teens Take to Schools with Eye Charts

Pre-nursing students gain experience assisting with screens

Track Flu Outbreaks on Campuses

A new smartphone app can help identify college students at risk of catching the flu, say UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University researchers.

Kindergarten Readiness: 'Redshirt' or Enroll?

The option to enroll a child who is not quite 5 years old — or who may have just turned 5 — often complicates parents’ decision-making process.

Home Schooling: 5 Reasons to Take the Plunge

We asked parents across North Carolina, “What made you take the plunge?”

The New SAT Test

When provided details about the proposed changes to the SAT, the surveyed parents’ opinions about the new format were divided.

Old Salem Opens to Thousands of 8th Grade Students

Grant provides free field trips for WS/FCS students

A Middle School Survivor’s Guide

Middle school is a time of great change.

Homeschooling Continues to Grow in NC

Is homeschooling an option for your family?

Adolescent Health Linked to Education, Employment Outcomes

Studies are showing that physical and mental health problems can disrupt teens’ acquisition of skills and transition into the workforce.

Guilford Parent Academy Offers Free Online Resources

Guilford Parent Academy is a free source of online materials, classes and other learning activities, eBooks, videos, and more on a variety of topics.

Six Steps for School Success

Six steps parents and families can take to help students be successful throughout the school year.

The Benefits of Music Lessons

How do you determine if music lessons are right for your child?

Make Pool Safety a Priority

Prevent downings by following these basic safety tips for safeguarding your children.

A Note for Senior Skip Day

Isaiah Austin Delivers Inspirational Message

Former Baylor College basketball star Isaiah Austin addressed students at Saint Raphael Catholic School in Raleigh on Jan. 26.

Pressure Points for Teen Girls

A new study by Keds and the Girls Leadership Institute reveals that 71 percent of teen girls say they feel some sort of pressure during their high school years.

Burgers for Education

Raleigh's first Smashburger, located in the Shops at Falls Village, hosted a fundraiser in December for Communities in schools of Wake County.

6 Reasons to Keep Reading Aloud to Older Children

Reading to older children benefits both parents and kids beyond literacy.

WCPSS Makes Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Wake County Public School System has earned a place on the College Board's national AP District Honor Roll.

Students Gain Creative Outlet in Triangle Philharmonic Association

Triangle Philharmonic Association harnasses talent of 500 middle and high school musicians whose concerts reflect their intensive training and creativity.

Motivating Kids to Read in Print and Pixels

Should kids learn to read in print or pixels? These tips encourage both skills at every age.

NC State Board of Education Adopts 10-Point Grading Scale for High Schools, Reduces Credit for Advanced Placement Courses

The N.C. State Board of Education recently approved switching to a 10-point grading scale at North Carolina high schools.

Homework Help: Are Parents Too Involved?

If you make sure your child's homework is perfect, you may be doing more harm than good.

Understanding ADHD

On September 30, 2014, Carolina Parent hosted a live Facebook chat with Dr. Rebecca Jackson, Center Director of the Brain Balance Center of Cary, on understanding ADHD. Here's a transcript of the conversation:

Help Kids Get Enough Sleep in a 24/7 World

Try these time-tested strategies for stepping away from the pressures of a 24/7 world so your child can find peace at the end of the day.

Wake Forest Baptist Shares Tips to Ease Back-to-School Stress

6 parenting tips to help parents and kids get sail through back-to-school stress free.

Reading, Writing … and Coding?

Students of all ages in schools around the nation are learning coding, the practice of writing languages that computers understand.

Common Core Q&As

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

The all-new 2015-2016 Education Guide is packed with everything parents need to know to navigate more than 500 education options and resources in the Triad, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

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.