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 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, CA, 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-8 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.
Inside Design Tech High School, a project-based learning school
Design thinking is a proven method of inquiry and exploration, like the scientific method. At this project-based school, students approach projects through the lens of design thinking.
Cool school models
Schools are breaking the mold to create innovative learning environments where kids thrive. Get inspired by these 7 cool school models, then look for one at a school near you.
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.
10 questions to ask when choosing a preschool
Choosing a preschool? Be sure to get the answers to these questions first!
10 key questions for high schools
Choosing a high school? Don't do it without getting the answers to these questions!