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The Post-Graduate Year: What's it all About?

The Post-Graduate Year: What's it all About?

Your child's finishing up senior year, looking forward to prom, graduation, and one more year of high school?

Financial Aid 101

Financial Aid 101

For most parents, paying for college can be an ordeal. Fortunately, there are tons of financial aid resources out there for those who are willing to do a little research.

Alternatives to a Traditional College

Alternatives to a Traditional College

No matter what path your child chooses after high school, there are options that can help her find a great career.

How to Be a Homework Helper

How to Be a Homework Helper

Kids often get frustrated and lose interest in their assignments. You can help: here's an age-by-age guide to being your child's homework coach.

Getting the Best Help for Your High Schooler

Getting the Best Help for Your High Schooler

From the classroom to the playing field, standardized tests to college applications, getting outside help in high school - in the form of SAT prep classes, individual subject tutors, athletic trainers, and private college counselors, among others -has become as mainstream as studying the ...

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

First came lists naming the country's "best colleges." Then magazines began ranking high schools. With a click of the mouse, parents can read whether their local school is considered one of the top 100 in the country, one of the top 1000, or whether it fails to make the cut.

College Admissions: Between Applications and Acceptances

College Admissions: Between Applications and Acceptances

The increasing competition to get into college can leave you and your high schooler stressed out. Here are some tips from the pros for handling those knuckle-biting months.

Great Graphic Novels: 5 Comics to Keep Your Kid Thinking

Great Graphic Novels: 5 Comics to Keep Your Kid Thinking

Graphic novels can entice students to read and think critically about contemporary issues. Here's a list of a few greats to get started.

The College Tour: What You Need to Know

The College Tour: What You Need to Know

The lessons I learned over three years and hundreds of tours as a Stanford University tour guide could fill a book. Here are the Cliff’s Notes:

Back to School Book Picks for Middle and High School

Back to School Book Picks for Middle and High School

Find out what teachers recommend your teens and adolescents read to get them ready for school.