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What to do when there is a problem with the principal

Learn what the signs are of a poor principal and what you as a parent can do.

What Does the School Secretary Do?

At most schools, the secretary is a key player in communicating with parents and community members about what's happening at school.

Who makes decisions about school staff?

Ever wondered who's in charge of whom in a school district? This guide explains who makes various staffing decisions.

Making the most of larger class sizes

With budget cuts looming, class sizes are bound to be bigger. Here's what to do to make sure your child succeeds in a large class.

What Does a School District Office Do?

The school district office typically handles a range of responsibilities from fiscal oversight to selecting textbooks.

Teacher experience and credentials

Teacher experience and credential information gives you an indication of the teacher quality at a school.

Seven ways to form a strong parent-teacher team

Make the teacher your partner for a great school year.

Navigating rocky relationships with teachers

You need to have a plan of action when you believe there's a problem with your child's teacher.

What makes a great principal?

Noted elementary school principals talk about the way they pursue excellence at their schools.

Dear Teacher . . .

It's parent-teacher conference time! In an open letter to her child's teacher, one parent shares her hopes for their upcoming meeting (start, please, by learning her name).

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