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What is International Baccalaureate?

Is IB right for your child? Learn how International Baccalaureate schools, programs, and classes work for elementary, middle, and high schoolers.

Multi-aged classrooms

The benefits of multi-aged classroom.

When the melting pot boils over

For parents and educators striving to create diverse schools, what happens when good intentions run into sobering realities?

Grade retention

What is grade retention - and should you consider it for your child?

Parents' go-to guide for choosing the perfect preschool

Is your child ready for preschool? If so, how do you know which school to choose? Here is the what, why, and how of selecting your child's first, best school.

How to spot a world-class education

In an exclusive adaptation from her new book, "The Smartest Kids in the World," Amanda Ripley encapsulates her three years studying high-performing schools around the globe into a few powerful guidelines.

What are the Common Core State Standards?

Find out how the new academic guidelines will change what your child is learning.

10 questions for Amanda Ripley

The author of the bestselling "The Smartest Kids in the World" on weird American education obsessions and the virtues of letting kids fail on a daily basis.

A guide to second language education

Learning a second language is increasingly important in today's world. Is a second language program or school right for your child?

Quick guide to special education

If your child has a special need, it can be confusing knowing where to go and how to get help. Here are the basics on finding the right special education program or school.