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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.

Choosing a school from a distance

Moving? We can help you choose the best school for your child.

Vocational and CTE schools

Is a vocational or career and technical education (CTE) program right for your child? Learn how some high schools integrate apprenticeship-like training into curricula.

The reality of virtual schools

Thanks to the online education, virtual schools are taking off in America. Here's what you should know about this brick-and-mortar alternative to education.

Low-performing schools

Defining "low-performing school" can be tricky, depending on your state, your child's grade level, and a school's test scores.

Are charter schools better?

A groundbreaking study offers new insights into charters: Are they outperforming traditional public schools, or are they failing their students?

8 school-smart tablets

Is a tablet on your child's back-to-school list? Check out our tech expert's top picks.

Best back-to-school computers

On the market for a computer for your child or teen? Check out our back-to-school lineup.

Ready, set... School!

Ten tips for a smooth transition.

How to start a school library

Has your school's library suffered setbacks - or even closure? Here's how parents can pull together to start, save, or revive this crucial academic resource.

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