With a new school year just around the corner, many parents are focused on the end of their children’s summer vacation and a major transition in their daily routines. A little help in planning for the changes couldn’t hurt.
This past week, the Federal Citizen Information Center featured a free publication that just might be of help. The title makes it sound as though it’s a bit ‘behind the curve,’ but Choosing A School for Your Child — despite its focus on just what the title says – is an excellent little guidebook, available in print or online, to more than it claims. It does have some good advice and a number of resources for parents making choices about their child’s education. But it also provides an invaluable listing of ways to evaluate, and help to improve, the school your child is already (or soon will be) attending. It also includes pathways to such other helpful websites as Great Schools and School Matters. And you can always keep it handy for next spring or summer when you’ll be thinking about making important choices for the future once again.