Category Archives: Parent Voices

Many Reasons to Choose a School, Part 1

by Marya DeGrow Public school choice is increasingly accepted and common. Choices range from charter, to magnet, to online, to homeschool support programs, to open enrollment in a traditional neighborhood school that is outside of your attendance zone. For a long time school choice was touted as a way for families to switch to a… Read More »

Healthy Homemade Lunches: A Quick Guide for Busy Parents

by Carie Sherman In 2010, the United States Department of Agriculture revised its standards for the lunches kids receive at school. The aim was to increase fruits and veggies, whole grain foods, and low fat dairy while decreasing calories, fat, and sodium. Yet 41 percent of kids bring their own lunch to school. And a recent report from… Read More »

Tips to Take on the Tour, by Megan Freedman

You’ve made that list of schools to tour, so what should you look for on the tour? I found it helpful to keep the tours sorted in a spreadsheet. Here’s mine including school names, addresses, websites, tour dates, admissions deadlines (if applicable) and other pertinent details. After you take the tour, add a few thoughts about your reaction to… Read More »