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The 3 biggest pitfalls of picking an elementary school

Want to find the right school for your child? Avoid these common mistakes parents make when trying to choose the best educational experience.

Public vs. private vs. charter schools

In the often overwhelming world of school choice, there are public, private, and charters. How do you decide which type of school is right for your child?

Should I send my child to a private school?

Expensive and elitist? Smaller classrooms and a better education? Maybe, maybe not. Get the lowdown on a private school education.

Should I send my child to a single-sex school?

Learn more about single-sex schools, and what advocates and detractors say. Then decide for yourself.

Five Ways to Get Smart About Test Scores

It's important to look beyond the raw test results when evaluating a school's academic achievement.

State Standardized Test Scores: Issues to Consider

State tests hold schools accountable for results, but they don't tell the whole story about a school.

Navigating the system: St. Louis

Searching for a school in St. Louis? Let us make the process a little easier.

Navigating the system: Los Angeles

Live in or around Los Angeles? We did the homework to help parents make informed choices about the area's schools.

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?