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Top 10 cities to live and learn 2011

From an island retreat to mid-western hamlet, our top 10 cities may not resemble one another at first glance. But each offers residents a priceless amenity: extraordinary public schools.

Health and the hood

Is the newfangled American dream (yes media room, no main street) hurting the very families it is designed to protect?

Project-based learning: the pros and cons

Many schools claim to do project-based learning, but do they really? And what are the advantages of this kind of academic focus?

Should I consider homeschooling my child?

Thanks to online education, homeschooling is growing in popularity and becoming an attractive alternative for many families. But is it right for you?

College prep: What does it really mean?

Many schools claim to be college preparatory, but do they do anything outside the ordinary to set kids on the road to college?

Say wha-? Twenty-five bits of edubabble you need to know

Learn these 25 educational terms and you're on the road to eduspeak proficiency.

What is International Baccalaureate?

Is IB right for your child? Learn how International Baccalaureate schools, programs, and classes work for elementary, middle, and high schoolers.

The science of great teaching

Now that researchers are studying the secrets of highly effective teaching, parents can use this knowledge to their children's advantage.

A guide to second language education

Learning a second language is increasingly important in today's world. Is a second language program or school right for your child?

Quick guide to special education

If your child has a special need, it can be confusing knowing where to go and how to get help. Here are the basics on finding the right special education program or school.

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