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My Son’s Teacher Misgraded An Exam

Slate · 12 min

Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. In addition to our traditional advice, every Thursday we feature an assortment of teachers from across the country answering your education questions. Have a question for our teachers? Email askateacher@slate.

School Is for Learning to Read

The New York Times · 5 min

Ms. Hanford is a senior education correspondent for American Public Media. The most important thing schools can do is teach children how to read. If you can read, you can learn anything. If you can’t, almost everything in school is difficult. Word problems. Test directions. Biology homework.

Why aren’t your kids walking to school?

The Globe and Mail · 4 min

If you’re old enough to remember the first day of school in the 1970s or 80s, your memory is probably of rolling up on foot, with nary a parental vehicle in sight. Moms and dads mostly didn’t chauffeur their children to class. School was something you walked to. Fast forward to the present.