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Choosing a school

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Private versus public

Many differences between public and private schools are obvious. But how do you know what's right for your child?

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What's a charter school anyway?

Misconceptions and rumors abound. Here's the real scoop on charters, and why you might want to consider one for your child.


Ideas for parents

We have thousands of articles, worksheets, and videos to help parents encourage and support learning at home. Our new personalized education guide, GreatKids, helps parents see how their children are doing, support their learning, and find great education resources.
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How to beat the morning rush

Are crazed mornings stressing out your family? Here are a few strategies to help start the day off happier, calmer - and on time.

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Start your school routine now

Get the whole family ready for the new school year by setting a new routine, checking after-school plans - and cutting TV time.

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Expert advice and tools to help you pick the right school.
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GreatSchools is a non-profit organization with profiles of more than 200,000 preK-12 schools – public, public charter and private – and over one million reviews from parents, teachers and students sharing information about the schools they know best. We also have thousands of articles, worksheets, and videos to help parents encourage and support learning at home. Our new personalized education guide, GreatKids, helps parents see how their children are doing, support their learning, and find great education resources.


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