It's OK to miss a few days of school, but these dates are important not to skip.
Kids who ask questions in class do better in school than those who don’t.
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.
Here's a basic list if you don't have one from your child's school yet.
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.