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Tales of surprising success from at-risk high schoolers in Chicago.

Alternate Routes to High School Success

Is high school holding your ambitious student back? There are alternatives.

Choosing smart electives

College-bound students need to take challenging academic classes each semester, as well as take electives that cultivate their interests, strengths and special talents.

Tips for your high schooler: advice from recent grads

GreatSchools staff weigh in on their best advice for high schoolers.

Helping your child connect school to work

Your middle-schooler may not understand why learning algebra, science or how to write essays matters. You can help make those school-to-life connections.

Choosing a teen travel program

Looking for a summer travel program for your teenager? Asking the right questions will help your teen learn and grow - and you'll sleep soundly at night.

Brain food

A successful turnaround educator offers advice on how to bring out the best in your child.

The myth of the Ivy League

She won the golden ticket: admission to one of the nation's top colleges. She soon found that too many students choose "the best," rather than "the right" school.

Financial aid for students with LD: Guides and resources

Financial assistance is available for students with LD of all ages, through many resources.

Graduation gifts: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Is June's graduation tassel causing a gift hassle? Not to worry! Here are some gifts to avoid at all costs, as well as presents that will earn you top marks from your new grad.