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Parents want their kids to start school on the right foot -- a kindergarten experience can, after all, affect the rest of their school career. But when's the right time to start, and does it have more to do with age or ability?

By Julia Layton

Charter schools provide an appealing alternative to conventional public schools, but the concept has been mired in controversy since its inception. What's the truth about charter schools, anyway?

By Ed Grabianowski

Battles between students and school administrators over constitutional rights have gone all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Do students lose their rights once they're on school property?

By Chanel Lee

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Most teachers probably have cupboards full of "Best Teacher" coffee mugs, T-shirts and pens. Why not do something a little more creative this year? It doesn't have to break the bank to say a big "thank you."

By Sara Elliott

As helpful as parent/teacher conferences may be, there are some pieces of information that just won't be shared. Here's what an educator won't tell you.

Preschool isn't mandatory, but toddlers can get a leg up on kindergarten classmates if they attend this preliminary educational institute. Beyond sing-alongs and story time, preschool teaches children invaluable social skills.

By Echo Surina

Private schools come with a lot of perks -- and hefty price tags. For a top-notch education with a hint of exclusivity, many people choose to enroll their children in private schools. But what sets these institutions apart from public schools?

By Bambi Turner

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This college image gallery offers a visual perspective of some of the important aspects of attending a university. Check out these college pictures.

When your child sees you and his or her teacher as partners it can ease stress and help with successful learning. These 5 tips will help you communicate with your child's teacher.

By Maria Trimarchi

There is an alternative to the local public school district --homeschooling, and about 3 percent of American families are part of the trend. Is homeschooling the best option for your family?

By Maria Trimarchi

An online video service from Discovery, called Discovery Education streaming, is available for teachers to use in classrooms. So what is this service and how can teachers take advantage of it?

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The teacher's voice fades, your pencil drops and your eyes close. Sound familiar? Classroom video conferencing is one teaching tool that could keep you awake. It might even get you excited about learning.

By Jennifer Horton

One of the top ten U.S. universities wants to give you an education -- for free. The only catch? You won't get a diploma.

By Jennifer Horton

About 50 million American children attend public school, with nearly $10,000 being spent on each student. Where do those dollars go, and what are some of the benefits and challenges facing public schools?

By Stephanie Watson

E-mail, instant messaging and the Internet have transformed college students' expectations. Learn how colleges are using new technology on campus.

By David Baez

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Each year about 90 students earn a Rhodes scholarship to study at the University of Oxford. Learn about some of the most famous Rhodes scholars, including Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulos, and Kris Kristofferson.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

These 15 notable people, including Bill Gates, Thomas Edison, and Benjamin Franklin, achieved success in life even after dropping out of school. Learn about these inventors, businessmen and entertainers.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Doctors, lawyers and other professionals take continuing education courses to stay current professionally. Learn how they find these courses.

By Tim Crosby

Net Generation students are a new breed of learner. Find out how these students work and how colleges and workplaces are evolving to meet their needs.

By Dave Roos

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"Toga, toga, toga!" Is fraternity life anything like National Lampoon's "Animal House"? Fraternities vary widely by campus and organization, but check out how they recruit, what pledging is like and the meaning of Hell Week.

By Katie Lambert

Ever wonder why sorority rush is such a big deal? A sorority can be a great way to make lasting friendships and find opportunities for leadership and service. But people also associate sororities with a variety of negative stereotypes.

By Katie Lambert

Driver safety, employee training and college courses are now being offered in a virtual environment. Learn how these virtual classrooms work.

By Joe Wallace

Becoming a lawyer is a difficult but rewarding process. Learn how to prepare for the LSAT and to choose the right school.

By Laura Murray & Sam Burritt

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Spotting a genius is pretty easy -- without a doubt, Einstein, Newton and Mozart all qualify. But exactly what makes a person a genius is harder to puzzle out.

By Tracy V. Wilson

"Unschooling" is a term that is associated with homeschool. What is unschooling and how does it related to homeschooling? Find out the answer in this article.

By Katherine Neer