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.
Education rebel with a cause
Until recently, local school boards were run mostly by political players. This Oakland dad represents a new breed of parents who are taking power into their own hands.
Understanding GreatSchools Ratings
Our school profiles now include important information in addition to test scores. Here's a look at what goes into your school's GreatSchools Summary Rating.
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.
Schley Middle High School: Doing what's best for kids
In the name of doing what's best for kids, College Success Award-winning Schley Middle High School embraces dual-enrollment, offers one-on-one academic and college counseling, and ensures that there's a path for every student.
Spotlight Schools for Hispanic Students
GreatSchools analyzed the data to reveal California schools that are serving Hispanic students better than other schools. Here's the list.
Spotlight Schools for African American Students
GreatSchools analyzed the data to reveal California schools that are serving African American students better than other schools. Here's the list.
How to find family volunteering opportunities
Taking time for family volunteering can instill generosity in your children and give your family valuable time together.
How parents can stay involved in middle and high school
When your child moves on to middle or high school, staying involved in her education can be tricky. Try these strategies to help your child succeed.
10 tips for successfully getting a school grant
Do you want to help your child's school pay for the science fair or buy playground equipment? Here's how to find and get grant money to help.
How to really make a difference at your child's school
What's the best way to help out at your child's school? Here are time-honored tips on making a contribution of time and effort that really makes a difference.
Why parents volunteer
Field trip chaperones, reading group leaders, new petri dishes for experiments — teachers need us in many ways. But what gets you to chip in your time, expertise, and money?
Common Core 101
The who, what, when, where, and how of the new education standards — and what they mean for your child.
Excellent school: Harlem Village MS
What makes a school outstanding? At this high-performing, highly lauded charter, the golden rule is: Teachers are tops.