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School's out! Or is it?

Should you give your struggling kid a break over the summer, or is this crucial time wasted?

Multiplex schools

What is a multiplex school, anyway? Glad you asked! These "schools within a school" are gaining in popularity and may be just the right answer for your child.

Find a school with GreatSchools

A brief overview of how to use GreatSchools.org to find a school.

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 lowdown on STEM schools

Given the crying need for graduates with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees, is a STEM school right for your child?

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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