The "best" high school?
Why the most competitive high school may not be right for your teen.
Minority students and STEM
Local program with links to UC Berkeley and Stanford strives to close STEM achievement gap.
Why is algebra so important?
Algebra is known as a gatekeeper subject, so when should your child take it?
Ten ways to jump-start college planning
Help your child take the right steps from middle school forward to prepare for college.
13 surprising tips for applying to college
The college admissions process can feel like a moving target. Here are some surprising nuggets of wisdom from those who played the game and survived.
Doing a January grade check with your 9th grader
Those grades, they matter. If your child will be the first in your family to go to college, then now is a good time to review your child’s grades and classes.
Doing a January grade check with your 10th grader
Grades count for college. With a new report card in hand, now is a good time to review your child’s grades and classes together.
Time for your teen to take a personality test!
No, it’s not because of all the attitude and eye rolling. These free tests can get high school students thinking about careers they'll be inspired to work hard for.
The first five steps on the road to college
What's the key to getting your kids into college? Start early and stick to a plan.
The most important thing happening (or not happening) in your child’s class
Make sure your child has a place in the economy of the future by nurturing their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) now.
More STEM, please!
To find out how your child's school is teaching STEM subjects — and to encourage the school to make STEM a priority — start by asking these six questions.
Community college conundrum
It's cheap, it's easy, but is it a path to higher education? One mother finds out when her dropout son enrolls.
Skipping college costs students millions over a lifetime.
It's millions of dollars lost to the person without a college degree — and the loss comes in more than salary.
7 basic steps parents can take to help kids get to college
Among basic steps: parents must plan to be involved in high school and ask counselors, experts lots of questions.
5 resources for first-gen college students
Being the first in the family to go to college comes with unexpected challenges. These programs can help students overcome obstacles and thrive in college.
Tips to help your child be the first to go to college
To get your child successfully through high school and into college, here’s what to do, resources you can rely on, and some hurdles to expect.