Why diversity in classrooms matters
Consider it preparation for an increasingly multicultural future — and it can be done without giving up quality.
Preschool philosophies, A to Z
Learn about different preschool options with specific philosophies or approaches, such as Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia.
Choosing a high school crash course
Ready to pick a high school? Here's your go-to guide, including insider tips on touring, the lowdown on AP classes, and a handy school tour checklist.
Gifted — or just privileged?
Some say gifted kids are a national asset — others argue they’re just the rich kids getting spoiled. Where do you stand?
What's a special needs school?
How to make sense of what's available and make the best choice for your child.
Inside a place-based school
The idea behind place-based education is to immerse students in learning by locating the school inside an inspiring learning environment. Public Museum School, a middle school in Grand Rapids, MI, for example, is on the top floor of a museum.
Inside a performance-based school
Performance-based learning means that students get to learn at their own pace. See how adopting this model changed student outcomes at Lindsay High School.
Inside a high-expectations, high-support school
Many charter schools have adopted this school model to help traditionally underserved students prepare for college. KIPP Bayview Academy, a 5-8 school in San Francisco, exemplifies this cool school model.
Inside a Montessori school
Long embraced by preschools, Montessori-style education is being implemented in elementary, middle, and even high schools. For example, see how Urban Montessori School in Oakland, CA serves kindergartners through eighth graders.
Inside an environmental science school
At an environmental science school, students learn inside the classroom and outside in nature. See how C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy, a K-11 school in Grand Rapids, MI, incorporates environmental science into kids’ daily lives.
Inside a language immersion school
At language immersion schools, students spend half the day learning in English and half the day learning in their target language. Here's a day in the life at Broadway Elementary School, a K-6 language immersion school in Venice, California.
The best low-cost and free tools to help get your child into college
Before you get lost in the jungle of college applications, you should know about these four services.
How longer recess fuels stronger child development
With a longer recess, schools can help children develop stronger social skills, self-regulation, and physical regulation.
10 key questions to ask when choosing an elementary school
Don't decide on an elementary school before getting the answers to these key questions!
10 key questions to ask when choosing a middle school
Looking for a middle school? Get answers to these key questions first!
The ABCs of picking a preschool
"But they're so little!" Ready to send your wee one to school? Keep panic at bay by learning why preschool's worthwhile, how to find the perfect one, and mistakes to avoid.