Finding The Right School

Public, Private, and Charter Schools: How They Compare

Learn the differences between public schools, charter schools, and private schools.

Choosing a School: Know the Options for Your Child

Learn about school options for students in grades K–12. Explore this guide to choosing a school for …

All About Private Schools

Considering private school for your child with learning and attention issues? Find answers to questi…

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Picking a School

Picking the right school for your child can be a challenge. Avoid these pitfalls when choosing a sch…

6 Things to Know About Private Schools and Special Education

How does special education law affect private schools? What kind of special education services are a…

Unilateral Placement: Moving From Public to Private School

Is public school not meeting your child's learning needs? Private school is an option. But there are…

What Happens to Your Child’s IEP If You Switch Schools

Do kids lose their IEP when they change schools? Find out what happens when you move to a new school…

Vocational Education in High School: What You Need to Know

Vocational education in high school can prepare students for high-quality jobs and for college. Lear…

Out-of-District Placement: How It Works

If your school district can't provide the services or setting required to meet your child's needs, y…

Montessori Preschools: What You Need to Know

Montessori promotes independence and cooperative learning. But is it good for children with learning…

Would My Child Be Better Off at a Charter School?

Charter schools are often smaller and more progressive than regular public schools. Get expert advic…

9 Important Terms to Know for School Visits

Not sure which school is best for your child with learning and attention issues? Here are nine key t…

Checklist: What to Look For on a Grade School Visit

Use this elementary school checklist as you consider which grade school is right for your child wit…

Checklist: What to Look For on a Middle School Visit

Track what's important as you check out middle schools to find the right one for your child.

Checklist: What to Look For on a High School Visit

Track what's important as you visit high schools and look for the school that's right for your child…

Checklist: What to Look For in a Private School

How to tell if a private school is good at helping students with learning and thinking differences.

Picking the Right Preschool for Your Child

Picking the right preschool can be the first step toward getting your child the help he needs to suc…

Independent Schools for Students With Learning Disabilities: What You Need to Know

An independent school for students with learning and attention issues may be worth considering if yo…

How Do I Get My Child’s IEP Going at the Beginning of the School Year?

What can parents do to make sure the services and supports in their child's IEP are in place at the …

School Vouchers: What You Need to Know

School vouchers can impact a child's special education services and legal rights under IDEA. Get a s…

Transferring School Districts: 8 Steps to Take If Your Child Has an IEP

If your child has an IEP, a school district transfer can be especially stressful. Learn the steps to…

Why the School With the Highest Test Scores Wasn’t the Right Fit for My Child With ADHD

She sold her home and moved so her son with ADHD could go to a school with high test scores. When it…

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