When is an "A" an "A"?

Posted on September 29, 2005
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Many students will soon bring home the first report card of the new school year. Your child's report card should give you a good sense of how your child is faring in his classwork. But how can you know if your child's classwork is comparable to classwork in neighboring schools?

How do you know when an "A" really is an "A"?

A visit to GreatSchools.net might be just the thing. Two million people a month visit this free clearinghouse established to give parents the information they need to know about schools.

With just a zip code, street address, or city name, you can search for your ideal school, find a school's profile, track its performance, and see how it compares to schools nearby, statewide, or even nationwide.

Interested in teacher quality? Click on "teacher stats" and see student/teacher ratios and experience levels. Interested in what other parents think about a school? Read the online parent reviews. Moving? Type in your new location and go exploring.

GreatSchools.net is a virtual open house where all are welcome. Enjoy the visit!

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