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Selfish secrets of parental involvement

Does volunteering in the classroom make your child smarter?

Parent Power: One Supermom's story

How a Chicago mother helped turn her neighborhood school from mediocre to marvelous.

Spending far from equal among state's school districts, analysis finds

California districts spend wildly different amounts per student.

Three ways to revolutionize school lunch programs

Need help banning mystery meat from your school's cafeteria? Get the tools you need from these organizations dedicated to serving up better lunches.

Saying Thanks to Your Child's Teacher

Parents share a wealth of ideas for teacher gifts, from gift cards to spa days to lunches honoring the whole school staff.

How important is cultural diversity at your school?

Attending a school with a diverse student body can help prepare your child for citizenship in a multicultural democracy.

The new food fighters

Will Arne Duncan and Michelle Obama serve your child a better school lunch?

10 tips for successfully getting a school grant

Do you want to help your child's school pay for the science fair or buy playground equipment? Here's how to find and get grant money to help.

How to improve your school's lunch program

Tired of seeing chicken nuggets, tater tots, and chocolate milk on the school lunch menu? Here are seven simple steps to give your school cafeteria a healthy makeover.

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.