They're never the whole story, but test scores do offer important information about a school. If you know how to dig deeper.
Have you seen our lists of most improved elementary, middle, and high schools for 2012? How about the top scoring, bottom scoring, most improved, and fastest falling school districts? Here's how we calculated these lists.
Whether it's finding more time for family activities or getting better organized for school, the start of a new school year is a good time to rethink and plan ahead.
California districts spend wildly different amounts per student.
What makes a whole school district improve? Any superintendent will tell you it’s not easy. So when we calculated how high this California district has risen in just three years, we had to find out why.
Learn more about single-sex schools, and what advocates and detractors say. Then decide for yourself.
By law, schools are required to report violent incidents and states are required to make that information public. Few states are following this mandate.
What to do when you feel left out of the "in" crowd at your child's school? Follow the advice of the experts: moms and dads who've been in the trenches and made it work.
I was wondering if you had any advice for me. My 12-year-old daughter, who is in seventh grade, hates her school and classmates for the most part. We moved to this new school last year and she had a tough time, and this year...
I have one child, a son who is 12 years old. He was going to public school from K-5 and was doing well. Now we are sending him to a private school and he gets Cs and is failing Latin.
He cries to my...