What Do Test Scores Really Say About a School?These days, access to test scores is only a click of the mouse away, but critics argue that this information tells us more about the socio-economic status (SES) of the student body than about the quality of the schools themselves.
Is It Time to Change Schools?Many school districts now offer quite a few choices such as magnet schools, charters, or even alternate neighborhood schools.
Open House: Don't Miss ItWhether it's called Curriculum Night, Open House or Back to School Night, it all boils down to the same idea: Your chance to find out how your child will spend six hours of his day.
Take Charge! Self-Advocacy in the ClassroomWhen children can communicate what they need, what their resources are and what they can do to achieve their goals, they become partners instead of pawns in the academic experience.
Do Grades Do Any Good?Every parent wants to boast that his or her child is a straight A student, at the top of her class, or on the honor roll.