Parent power: one mom propels a turnaround of her neighborhood school
How a Chicago mother propelled a turnaround for her neighborhood school — from mediocre to marvelous.
Parents get involved to transform schools
Parents aren't just sitting on the sidelines anymore. They're actively involved in schools, and it's paying off in surprising ways.
How to find family volunteering opportunities
Taking time for family volunteering this holiday season can teach children and give families valuable time together.
How to stay involved in middle and high school
When your child moves on to middle or high school, staying involved in her education can be tricky. Try these strategies to help your child succeed.
10 tips for successfully getting a school grant
Do you want to help your child's school pay for the science fair or buy playground equipment? Here's how to find and get grant money to help.
How to really make a difference at your child's school
What's the best way to help out at your child's school? Here are time-honored tips on making a contribution of time and effort that really makes a difference.
Why parents volunteer
Field trip chaperones, reading group leaders, new petri dishes for experiments — teachers need us in many ways. But what gets you to chip in your time, expertise, and money?
Common Core 101
The who, what, when, where, and how of the new education standards — and what they mean for your child.
Excellent school: Harlem Village MS
What makes a school outstanding? At this high-performing, highly lauded charter, the golden rule is: Teachers are tops.
The mystery of Renaissance Academy
What magic formula makes this school succeed where so many others fail?
Success story: spotlight on Keppel
How did a failing school openly compared to a prison transform itself into an exceptional school with a waiting list? With an extreme educational makeover.
You say you want a revolution?
Great. Because this time parents will have more power than ever before.
The new food fighters
Will Arne Duncan and Michelle Obama serve your child a better school lunch?
Violence: what parents need to know
By law, schools are required to report violent incidents and states are required to make that information public. Few states are following this mandate.
School cafeteria makeovers
Need help banning mystery meat from your school's cafeteria? Get the tools you need from these organizations dedicated to serving up better lunches.