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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Sticky Situation: What to Do When You Don't Like Your Kid's Teacher

It's a new year and that means a new teacher for your child. After the first meeting, you've got a bad feeling that you just can't shake. What can you do when you don't like your kid's teacher?

How Preschool Works

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.

How Private Schools Work

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?

5 Things You Should Know: How to Talk to Your Child's Teacher

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.

5 Things You Should Know: Homeschooling

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?

How Discovery Education Streaming Works

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?

How Public Schools Work

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?

13 Famous Rhodes Scholars

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.

15 Notable People Who Dropped Out of School

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.

How Fraternities Work

"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.

How Sororities Work

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.

What Is Homeschooling?

Homeschooling is defined differently in each state, but it is a viable alternative to attending school in a public institution. Learn about homeschooling in this article.

How the HowStuffWorks Book Works 2001

You probably own dozens of books -- all of which started out as ideas. Go behind the scenes to see how an idea ends up on your bookshelf!

National Science Teachers Association Convention 2001

If you couldn't make it to the convention this past weekend, go on a virtual tour of the exciting exhibits at the show!

How Does Homeschooling Work?

Homeschooling can seem like a really mysterious concept to those that are educated in public or private schools. Homeschooling is different for every family, so the term homeschooling can be hard to define. Learn about it in this article.


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