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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 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.

Public schools: fact and fiction

When it comes to public education, misunderstandings and myths abound. Here's what you really need to know about public schools.

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