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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.

Working the school system

Meet six parents who beat the odds and got their child into a dream public school. Here are their tips and tales from the trenches.

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