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How important is class size?

Class size is one of many factors to consider when choosing or evaluating a school.

Navigating the system: Chicago

Live in Chicago? We did the homework to help parents make informed choices about the city's schools.

Navigating the system: Los Angeles

Live in or around Los Angeles? We did the homework to help parents make informed choices about the area's schools.

Navigating the system: Oakland

Looking for a school in Oakland? Let us help by giving you the inside scoop.

Navigating the system: Washington, DC

Scoring a primo school in the nation’s capital can seem as daunting as erasing the national debt. Yes, it’s tough, but these insider tricks just might save you.

Navigating the system: San Francisco

Live in San Francisco? We did the homework to help you find the very best school for your child.

Navigating the system: Pasadena

Looking for a school in Pasadena? We’ll give you the inside scoop on how to find the right one for your child.

Searching for security

How do you know if a school is safe? Pretty paint jobs won't tell you! Let these six steps help you research the most fundamental issue for every school.

The best cities to live and learn 2011

Looking for a great school? You might be surprised where you'll find it.

Best cities: $100,000-$199,999

From northern boomtowns to modernized Quaker townships, these top 10 cities offer families excellent public schools and median home prices between $100K and $200K.