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College Success Award winner: Young Women's Preparatory Academy

Intensive advanced classes starting in the 6th grade plus robust leadership experiences makes 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.

Kids with character: Gratitude

Research shows that gratitude increases resilience, happiness, and optimism. This 6th grader finds reasons to feel grateful every day.

Kids with character: Honesty

What would you do if you found a wallet on the ground? When this child did, he went to great lengths to get it back to its owner. He shares his thoughts about the importance of honesty with GreatSchools.

Inside a performance-based learning 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.

3 ways to raise a kid who won't quit

Find out what the research says about teaching your child to work hard, finish what they start, and achieve their goals.