Public vs. private vs. charter
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?
Cutting art from schools also cuts out a path to learning skills
When schools cut art programs to save money, kids from low-income families pay the biggest price in lost motivation, lost opportunity, and lost life skills.
Go global: summer international programs for teens
Your teenager can strengthen her Spanish in Spain or help rural villagers plant community gardens in Mexico this summer.
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.
Is a Montessori school right for your child? Get the lowdown on this child-centered approach to education.
What is a Core Knowledge school?
Is a Core Knowledge school right for your child? Learn what this rigorous academic program is all about and the pros and cons it offers students preK to 8.
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.
In IB kids teach themselves
Is IB right for your child? Learn how International Baccalaureate schools, programs, and classes work for elementary, middle, and high schoolers.
What is early college high school?
Is your child eager for a challenge and prepared to tackle college-level academics in high school? If so, early college high school may be a perfect fit.
What's a language-based school?
Understanding what a language-based school is all about can seem as hard as learning a new language itself. In plain English, here's what you should know.
The lovechild of online learning and traditional brick-and-mortar instruction, hybrid, or "blended" schools, is a growing educational model.
Learn what supporters, and critics, say about this unique, child-centric program that favors creativity and hands-on learning.
What is "school within a school"?
What is a multiplex school, anyway? Glad you asked! These "schools within a school" are gaining in popularity and may be just the right answer for your child.
School choice: what are your options?
How much choice do you really have? It depends on your local school district as well as your state's policies on school transfers.
Guide to second language education
Learning a second language is increasingly important in today's world. Is a second language program or school right for your child?