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Excellent school series: Harlem Village Academy Middle School

What makes a school outstanding? At this high-performing, highly lauded charter, the golden rule is: Teachers are tops.

11 tips for adjusting to a new school

Make your child's first day easier by getting organized and staying positive.

Fewer schools keeping librarians on staff

Cash-strapped California school districts forced to cut positions

What is an early college high school?

Is your child eager for a challenge and prepared to tackle college-level academics in high school? If so, early college high school may be a perfect fit.

Special needs programs and schools: a primer

How to make sense of what's available and make the best choice for your child.

Is a Waldorf school right for my child?

Learn what supporters, and critics, say about this unique, child-centric program that favors creativity and hands-on learning.

Study skills for middle school and beyond

Your child has a better chance of succeeding in college if she masters school survival skills now. Here's how you can help her get organized and learn to study effectively.

Summer school 3.0

There's a new and improved version of summer school in some districts. It's fun, kids actually choose to go — and it may be the key to closing the achievement gap.

Choosing a school: have a backup plan

Didn't land your first-choice school? Be prepared with a backup plan.

Do uniforms make schools better?

Yes and no, say the experts. The heated debate over school uniforms shows no signs of cooling off.

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