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Top summer learning activities for young elementary schoolers

Keep your first-, second-, or third-grader sharp this summer with fun brain boosters.

School's out! Or is it?

Should you give your struggling kid a break over the summer, or is this crucial time wasted?

Find a school with GreatSchools

A brief overview of how to use GreatSchools.org to find a school.

Excellent school series: Multicultural Magnet School

How a small but feisty school in Bridgeport, CT is overcoming the achievement gap.

Excellent schools: Harlem Village Academy Middle School

What makes a school outstanding? Academic rigor, long hours, community spirit, and mutual respect are just some of the guiding principals of this high-performing charter.

Switch schools or stay?

One mother grapples with transferring her kindergarten daughter to a new school.

Translating language-based schools

Understanding what a language-based school is all about can seem as hard as learning a new language itself. In plain English, here's what you should know.

The reality of virtual schools

Thanks to online education, virtual schools are taking off in America. Here's what you should know about this alternative to brick-and-mortar education.

The truth about charter schools

Charter school is a loaded term. Prejudices abound and misconceptions reign. Here’s what you need to know when considering a charter school for your child.

What is a hybrid school anyway?

The lovechild of online learning and traditional brick-and-mortar instruction, hybrid, or "blended" schools, is a growing educational model.

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