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.
15 rights parents have in public schools
From making sure your child is safe to defending her freedom of speech, here is what you are allowed, without exception.
8 surprising things parents have no control over in American public schools
From teachers spanking your children to the state demanding they get flu shots before being allowed to attend, here's what you have no control over in your school.
GreatSchools’ weekly grade-based newsletters empower parents to support their child’s academic and social-emotional learning. One reader shares the role the newsletters have played in her life.
4 things that make kids more likely to succeed
Research shows students are more likely to go to college when these factors are in play.
Avoid getting stuck under EL label
No matter where you are in the process, there's something you can do to keep your child from getting unnecessarily stuck under the EL label.
What you need to know about the ELL label
One checked box can doom a child to low-level classes for years. Here's what you need to know about the ELL label.
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.
Primer for being a parent who makes things happen
If you'd like to get involved in improving education but aren't sure where to start, you've come to the right place.
Don't miss the A-G requirements to get into college
California public universities — UCs and CSUs — expect students to have taken some specific classes; be sure to know what those are.
Summer programs take pressure off moms
They want it all: seeking safe, supervised, educational, and fun things for youth to do when school’s out.
It's never too late! Teenagers can dramatically improve their reading skills.
It's never too late! Learn how teenagers can dramatically improve their reading skills.
Making the most of your parent-teacher conference
Learn what issues to focus on and how to plan for a productive parent-teacher conference.