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Choosing a School: Considering Family Needs and Values

Your family's values, preferences and practical concerns are important factors to consider when choosing a school.

Apples and Oranges: Comparing Private and Public School Test Scores

Ever wished you could compare private and public schools somehow? Perhaps with test score data?

Homeschooling: Key Facts and Resources

Have you ever thought of teaching your children at home? More American families are choosing to homeschool their children every year.

Class Size: Issues to Consider

How important is class size? The answer may surprise you.

Tips for Parents Considering Single-Sex Education

If you're thinking about single-sex education for your child, there are several factors to consider before making a decision.

10 signs of a great preschool

How to spot a top-notch program for your child.

How academic should a preschool be?

The best preschools blend play time and "seat work," helping develop academic skills while allowing children to learn through play.

What does the NAEYC seal of approval mean?

The NAEYC sponsors a challenging accreditation system to help parents identify high-quality preschools.

They learned their lessons

Three moms share their horror stories about picking the wrong schools.

State Ratings: Issues to Consider

The state rating is designed to hold your school accountable. It shows you, in a nutshell, how your school is performing and where your school stands in relation to other schools in the state.