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Emilia’s story

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.


College Success Award winner: Marshall High School

In this small, tight-knit Ozarks community, school leaders do whatever it takes to help kids get to college. Last year, they raised $1.8M in scholarships and financial aid for seniors.


College Success Award winner: Arabia Mountain High School

Excellence is the rule at this Title I school, where high expectations and environmental education prepare students for college and for life.

College Success Award: Denver School of Science and Technology Stapleton

High expectations, intensive college counseling, and teachers who go the extra mile make college success possible for all students — even if it takes extra time.


College Success Award winner: Young Women's Preparatory Academy

Intensive advanced classes starting in the sixth grade plus robust leadership experiences make this Miami-based magnet a shining example of a college-for-all culture.


Kids fight. Hurt feelings linger. What's a parent to do?

Teach forgiveness. (It really works!)


One thing happy kids have in common

Grateful kids are happier kids. And encouraging this attitude in your child is as easy as pie.


Fueling your little curiosity machine

Here's how nurturing your child's curiosity helps them become a better learner.


Kids with character: Grit

“Grit is having the courage to do your impossible or to do what you think is hard and to do it anyway,” says Nasina, who has incredible grit. Her story will awe and inspire you.

Kids with character: Generosity

Generosity boosts happiness, has a ripple effect, and can be taught. See how this family’s $100 giving challenge resulted in something extraordinary.


Pop quiz on the science of generosity

Research reveals some surprisingly easy ways to teach your child to be generous.


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.