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Making the most of larger class sizes

With budget cuts looming, class sizes are bound to be bigger. Here's what to do to make sure your child succeeds in a large class.

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?

How to build a new play structure at your school

Is your school's play structure worn out, even dangerous? By following this step-by-step guide, you can create a play space so dazzling that even the coolest fifth graders will come out and play.

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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