12 bullying myths
What do parents really need to know about bullying? It's not necessarily what you think.
Dealing with so-so teachers
Take charge of your child's education by making the most of a less than ideal instructor.
Your child is gifted… now what?
Your child’s gift comes wrapped in challenges. Learn why parents often struggle to get their gifted children's intellectual and emotional needs met.
Be your own best advocate
How to avoid lawyers and still get what your child needs out of special education.
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.
Why student-centered education should be the norm
Want a high school where every kid finds their unique learning path? Allow students a way to exercise their voice and choice.
The power of positive school culture
How everyone treats each other at a high school has a huge impact on learning. This is what to look out for.
How to make better teachers
Teachers are the most powerful factor in your child’s education: that’s why ongoing teacher development should be a cornerstone of every high school.
Why college counseling matters
Early and ongoing access to college counseling has been shown to influence whether students apply to college and which colleges they choose.
The value of student-staff connections
Positive, meaningful relationships between high school students and their teachers and principals are more than just nice to have; they're the foundation for a great high school.
Why all students should take advanced classes
The best high schools don’t just provide rigorous courses for motivated students, they encourage every student to explore advanced classes.
The importance of real-life learning and career pathways
Whether it’s career and technical training or outside internships, hands-on learning in high school gives kids purpose and makes school relevant.
Extended school year services: What you need to know
ESY services are not the same thing as summer school. They’re specialized instruction or related services that are part of your child’s IEP.
Reinforcing your child’s IEP goals over the summer
Consider ways to make sure your child works on her IEP goals over the summer — through the school, a summer program, or your efforts at home. Here are some guidelines.
Accommodations: What they are and how they work
Accommodations are changes that remove barriers and provide your child with equal access to learning. Accommodations don’t change what your child is learning — they change how your child is learning.