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GreatSchools/BusinessWeek Top-Performing Schools 2009

We've crunched the numbers to find top schools in each state for the GreatSchools/BusinessWeek Top-Performing Schools list.

The Finnish miracle

No shoes but plenty of service: The surprising features of the world's top-performing schools.

It's all about the teacher

Bushwhack through the endless debates about education and there’s one truism that few would dispute: When it comes to the quality of a child's education, it's all about the teacher.

What happens if you get a bad teacher?

How to cope when your child's teacher is out and out terrible.

Does homework really work?

After decades spent trying to assess the value of homework, researchers still argue over the simplest findings.

Thinking globally

A Stanford University economist offers advice on how we can learn from the world's best education systems.

Writing on the wall

Expert Douglas Reeves says kids aren't learning to write, and it's a disaster in the making.

What teachers know

Great tips from great teachers that can make a difference for your child.

The Finnish paradox

More, more, more. Should we apply the principles of supersizing to education reform?

Meeting the teacher

The best way to introduce yourself to the teacher.

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