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Learning apps to stop summer slide: high school

7 fun, educational apps teens can slot in between part-time jobs and fully-packed social calendars to keep learning alive.

How to improve your school's lunch program

Tired of seeing chicken nuggets, tater tots, and chocolate milk on the school lunch menu? Here are seven simple steps to give your school cafeteria a healthy makeover.

Bright ideas: Our readers sound off on school improvements

GreatSchools readers share what they'd like to see improved at their schools.

How Can I Help Ease the Transition to Middle School?

My child will be going into sixth grade. Could you please tell me what I can do so as to make the transition easier? He is an honor student and is already thinking about college. Is there any way that I can help him to...

Do You Know Your Family Tree?

Putting together a family tree is a great educational activity that uses math, writing, research and history skills.

Jinx the kindergarten jitters

Prepare your kindergartner for the start of school with activities, stories, and just plain talk about the exciting journey ahead.

Reader tips: Favorite ideas for healthy living

Teach your kids healthy living skills.

Bright ideas from our readers: One-hour volunteer ideas

GreatSchools readers share their tips for helping schools in just one hour.

Healthy Snack-Time Treats

Ants on a Log or Apple Ladybugs might be just the pick-me-up your child needs.

Tips for your high schooler: advice from recent grads

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

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