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A grade-by-grade school guide for parents

Yikes! Here we go again. Yellow school buses, tearful goodbyes, spiral-bound notebooks. Overloaded backpacks, school dances, the quest to infiltrate the popular clique. SATs, Regents exams, intimidating college applications.

While a school career still includes old standbys, from coloring to calculus and lunchrooms to lockers, today's kids use technology in a whole new way, inside and outside the classroom.

To help parents help their kids through it all, we've put together this grade-by-grade guide, highlighting some of the academic and social developments they're sure to meet along their educational path. --Beth Whitehouse and Jennifer Berger

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