Gifted — or just privileged?
Some say gifted kids are a national asset — others argue they’re just the rich kids getting spoiled. Where do you stand?
What's a special needs school?
How to make sense of what's available and make the best choice for your child.
How longer recess fuels stronger child development
With a longer recess, schools can help children develop stronger social skills, self-regulation, and physical regulation.
10 key questions to ask when choosing an elementary school
Don't decide on an elementary school before getting the answers to these key questions!
10 key questions to ask when choosing a middle school
Looking for a middle school? Get answers to these key questions first!
The ABCs of picking a preschool
"But they're so little!" Ready to send your wee one to school? Keep panic at bay by learning why preschool's worthwhile, how to find the perfect one, and mistakes to avoid.
10 questions to ask when choosing a preschool
Choosing a preschool? Be sure to get the answers to these questions first!
10 key questions for high schools
Choosing a high school? Don't do it without getting the answers to these questions!
How far would you commute for a good school for your child?
More parents are willing to spend hours on the road to assure their child is in a school that really meets their needs. How far would you go?
Vocational and CTE schools
Is a vocational or career and technical education (CTE) program right for your child? Learn how some high schools integrate apprenticeship-like training into curricula.
Choosing a school: have a backup plan
Didn't land your first-choice school? Be prepared with a backup plan.
Is a Montessori school right for your child? Get the lowdown on this child-centered approach to education.
What an average school rating means
When a school’s GreatSchools Rating is a 1 or 10, you can be confident that you know how the students are performing according to state tests. But when a school has an average rating, it can mean many different things.
Navigating the system: Oakland
Looking for a school in Oakland? Let us help by giving you the inside scoop.
All about Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams
The AP program gives students the opportunity to take college-level courses while they are still in high school.
Switch schools or stay?
One mother grapples with transferring her kindergarten daughter to a new school.