Does redshirting kindergarten help, or hurt, a child?
Redshirting kindergarten — holding kids back to start school later — is increasingly popular. But does redshirting help, or hurt, a child? The research may surprise you.
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.
Why your neighborhood school closes for good – and what to do when it does
School closings in Black and Hispanic communities are especially jarring and disruptive. There are ways parents can make sure their kids have support.
5 tips for parents when your kindergartner is the youngest in the class
Strong support at home, a good working relationship with teachers, and a dollop of encouragement will help your young child flourish.
5 things for Black families to consider when choosing a school
Your child is entering a system that has historically fallen short in supporting Black students. So consider these five evidence-based signs that a school will be a supportive and equitable environment for your child.
What immigrant parents need to know about education in the U.S.
Whether an asylum-seeker, a refugee, or undocumented, school kids new to the country can still go to public school and end up doing well.
How a failing high school became a national model for CTE education
Arroyo Valley High School faced many of the usual challenges of big public schools in low-income communities. Their rigorous career academies transformed the school – and the students.
How high school pathway programs can make dreams come true
Hillsboro High’s test scores predict poor outcomes. Then what explains the success of graduates?
Cracking the code on STEM success for Black and brown students
Project Lead The Way enables kids, regardless of background, to set goals and build careers in STEM fields.
How one high school turns career dreams into practical pathways
How one Kentucky high school helps students dream big and jumpstart their future.
Who will your child be when they graduate?
This activity will help you explore how and what your child needs to develop before they graduate from high school.
Share your story in a school review
Writing a review of your child’s school can make a huge impact on other parents’ search for a school. But not all reviews are equally useful.