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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?

Private versus public

Some differences between public and private schools are obvious. But deciding what's right for your child entails shedding light on the subtle distinctions many parents ignore.

How to spot a world-class education

In an exclusive adaptation from her new book, "The Smartest Kids in the World," Amanda Ripley encapsulates her three years studying high-performing schools around the globe into a few powerful guidelines.

7 Common Core questions

Eighty-five percent of U.S. students live in states adopting the new Common Core State Standards. Here are the essential questions - and answers - to get you up to speed.

 
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