To determine whether your child is getting the best possible education, you need to become a sharp-eyed student of his school's effectiveness. True, there are things you can't change, such as class size and district budgets. But a close look at how the school uses its resources can teach you a lesson about whether it's set up to meet the needs of today's kids and families.
We all want our kids to benefit from an excellent education, but how can you judge whether your child's school makes the grade? Take our quiz.
By Karla Taylor
Beyond scheduled parent-teacher conferences, how accessible is the teacher when you ask for a meeting?