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Is your school safe for your child?

Concerned about safety issues at your child's school? Take these questions along on your next visit, and get an insider's view.

The school visit: what to look for, what to ask

There's no substitute for visiting the schools on your list, so you can get a sense of the school environment and get your questions answered.

What to ask private schools if your child has an LD

Are you considering a private school for your child? If so, be clear about your priorities and organize your search to save time and reduce stress.

The achievement gap: Is your school helping all students succeed?

Is your school equitably serving its students? Successful schools have found fair, effective ways to raise the performance of all.

What's so important about 3rd grade?

For parents, third grade is easily overlooked. But for experts, it's a crucial milestone and the reason why kids need to nail reading basics before that first day of school.

Insider tricks for assessing elementary schools

Our resident school-choice expert offers deal-breakers and red flags on assessing elementary schools from a distance.

Insider tricks for assessing high schools

Our resident school-choice expert offers deal-breakers and red flags on assessing high schools from a distance.

Insider tricks for assessing middle schools

Our resident school-choice expert offers deal-breakers and red flags on assessing middle schools from a distance.

How Important Is School Size?

Which is better? Big or small? It all depends on what's a good fit for your child.

Insider tricks for assessing preschools

Our resident school-choice expert offers deal-breakers and red flags on assessing preschools from a distance.

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