A high school junior talks with his mother about what schools can do better to prepare kids for college. “Families shouldn’t have to wait until senior year to be faced with the reality that their kids aren't ready for college.”
"I feel like the school is taking advantage of me by making me believe my kids are learning, but the state evaluations show otherwise.”
Two moms discuss if learning is as important as making friends.
This special ed mom sold her home, quit her job, and hired a lawyer—all to get her son the education he deserved. She believes no parent should have to go through what she did, and has advice for teachers who want to help.
For one Muslim-American mom, searching for schools means worrying less about coursework and more about finding a space where her son—and his religion—will be accepted, not attacked.
If you work in education, it's easy to talk about schools in absolutes and focus on qualities that can be compared. Deciding where your own kid spends half their waking hours? Not so easy.
What should parents look for in their child’s classroom in order to ensure they’re getting the very best instruction? One parent has a few suggestions.
Gina Tovar's son is a former student of Fishman Prize winner Steve Sanders — a teacher Ms. Tovar said "inspired my son tremendously." In her own words, Ms. Tovar reflects on how Mr. Sanders accomplished this, and what his presence in school meant to her son and his classmates.