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How to start a school garden

Schools nationwide are letting kids get their hands dirty while they learn. Here's a step-by-step guide to starting a thriving school garden of your own.

What's a charter school anyway?

Misconceptions, rumors, and exaggerations abound. Here's the real story about charters, and why you might want to consider one for your child.

A guide to private schools

In the world of school choice, private schools are a viable option (even when you think it's not).

John Duffy on school refusal

Beyond "I don't want to go to school," there's a whole other level of dread. It's called school refusal, and we're only just beginning to understand it.

GreatSchools/BusinessWeek Top-Performing Schools 2009

We've crunched the numbers to find top schools in each state for the GreatSchools/BusinessWeek Top-Performing Schools list.

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

Drinking, drugs, and… middle school dating?

Dating is part of growing up, but early dating can be risky.

Special needs programs and schools: a primer

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

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