Schooling

Schooling comes in many forms -- from traditional K-12 education to college and the pursuit of advanced degrees. Learn all about schooling here.

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Students in the U.S. haven't been as quick to adopt the post-high-school gap year as their international counterparts. While that time off isn't ideal for everyone, it has some very real advantages.

By Clint Pumphrey

For the past 40 years, U.S. neighborhoods have become increasingly segregated by income. Are school districts and mobile wealthy parents balkanizing our country?

By Jesslyn Shields

If you've already tapped out Mom, Dad and the bank for college money, why not try complete strangers? It's worked for some folks.

By Dave Roos

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Some single-gender colleges have changed their admissions policies to allow trans students while others are still deciding. HowStuffWorks Now looks at what the law says.

By Raquel Willis

When it comes to finding an online school, the choices seem almost limitless. But how can you determine if the school is highly regarded?

By Sara Elliott

Congratulations! You just graduated with an online degree. But will a degree earned online benefit you in the job market? Was all your hard work worth it?

By Sara Elliott

All the studying in the world may not be worth it career-wise. Learn if potential employers take online degrees seriously.

By Sara Elliott

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When you start applying to various colleges, everyone says make sure the school is accredited. How do go about doing that?

By Sara Elliott

Seems like the Internet is allowing us to do almost everything from home or from wherever we are at the moment. So how many Americans do their degrees remotely?

By Sara Elliott

Every year, 750,000 people in the U.S. take the branded battery of tests, hoping to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma.

By Kate Kershner

Sixth grade is one of the biggest changes kids can make -- for some, it even means transitioning from elementary school to middle school. What will you discover this year?

By Laurie L. Dove

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Not everyone learns at the same speed, and the jump from fifth to sixth grade is an especially big one. When should a student repeat the fifth grade?

By Laurie L. Dove

Sixth grade is an important transitional year for many students, and if you're a parent, you want to help out however you can. What tools should you pass on to your child?

By Laurie L. Dove

Third-grade homework is real work -- higher level math, book reports, even science experiments -- and it's reasonable to expect an 8-year-old might need some help. But when does help become counterproductive?

By Julia Layton

Just because second grade will be more traditionally academic doesn't mean summer learning has to be! What activities will help your child brush up on first-grade skills and prep for second?

By Julia Layton

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By third grade, kids are coming into their own academically, reading and interpreting real stories, practicing complex math, and staging their own science experiments. What other amazing things can you expect this school year?

By Julia Layton

From real math and linear storytelling to empathy and respect for others, second grade builds on all the amazing discoveries from first. What else will your no-longer-little kid learn this year?

By Julia Layton

First grade, with all its new demands and responsibilities, can sometimes shake a kindergartener's academic confidence. So what can you do to make sure this first year of formal schooling is as fun and successful as it should be?

By Julia Layton

Welcome to official schooling! Sure, kindergarten was a big deal, but that's really just an introduction. In first grade, it's time to get down to business. What amazing things will your child learn this year?

By Julia Layton

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Finding out the teacher thinks your child should be held back can be jarring. But it's not about how smart your kindergartener is; it's about whether he or she is ready for the jump to first grade.

By Julia Layton

The kindergarten experience can be one of the most exciting in your child's school career. It's basically the 5-year-old version of a college freshman year. What incredible things will your kindergartener learn?

By Julia Layton

Kindergarteners don't start school as blank slates. From color and number recognition to sharing and listening, certain skills will help your child from the day she walks in the door.

By Julia Layton

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

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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