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GreatSchools has received coverage in major national, state and local newspapers, as well as radio and television broadcasts. Below are some highlights. Click on any title for the complete story. Note that you may have to register for online news stories.

Expanded rating system helps California parents understand how schools are doing
EdSource, 9/21/2017


This School District Asked Real Estate Agents to Help Rekindle Its Reputation
KQED, 8/7/2017


Back-to-School Special: Top 10 Affordable Towns With the Best Schools
Realtor.com, 7/27/2017


New rankings: Most & least educated cities, a tale of two Californias
LA School Report, 7/25/2017


New study reveals cities where low-income students are doing best
The Hechinger Report, 6/20/2017


Where Poor Students Are Top of the Class
U.S. News, 6/20/2017


GreatSchools — A Free Resource for Parents Seeking the Best Educational Opportunities in Their Local Communities
BadCredit.Org, 6/1/2017


California tolerates failing schools for millions of kids
The Sacramento Bee, 5/16/2017


Another school rating system, more data on racial, ethnic disparities
EdSource, 5/16/2017


Parents need more information to hold schools accountable
The Hill, 4/10/2017


Why District Layoffs Hit Poor Schools the Hardest
Voice of San Diego, 3/16/2017


A discussion on the challenges facing Hispanic education today
Univision, 3/15/2017


Hispanic students: the key to America’s future
Univision, 2/9/2017


Neighborhood Features To Look For If You’re Starting A Family
Forbes, 1/31/2017


Homeowners’ Quest for the Best Schools
The Wall Street Journal, 1/26/2017


Want Accountability in Education? Empower Parents
Education Next, 12/15/2016


Texas Can Lead the Way on School Choice
CNS News, 12/13/2016


GUEST COLUMN: The Underground District – The side of Fulton you don’t see
The Marietta Daily Journal, 12/7/2016


4 Guidelines for Early Learners Using Technology
EdTech, 11/8/2016


Foster ‘Gratitude Attitude’ to Model Good Behavior at Home
Uexpress, 11/6/2016


5 Home Scores You Should Know | Bankrate.com
Bankrate, Inc., 10/13/2016


Letters: Online tools can help learning
The Advocate, 10/11/2016


Delphi Academy of Boston Encourages Deep Reading Program
Hawaii News Now, 10/10/2016


GreatSchools and Education Cities Demonstrate New Technology at the White House to Identify Gaps in Educational Equity Across the Nation
Yahoo Finance!, 10/6/2016


FACT SHEET: The Opportunity Project – Unleashing the power of open data to build stronger ladders of opportunity for all Americans
Before It’s News, 10/6/2016


10 White House-inspired open data tools to help IT pros find jobs
TechRepublic, 10/6/2016


The Future of Sex Education
Teen Ink, 10/2/2016


Delphi Academy of Boston Offers Student and Teacher One-on-One Time
The Advocate, 9/30/2016


Common Confusion
Education Next, 9/19/2016


America’s Best Cities For Raising A Family
Forbes, 8/30/2016


Realtor.com® Study Illustrates Just How Much It Pays to Own in an A+ School District
Yahoo News, 8/11/2016


The Best Small American Cities For Families
Forbes, 8/2/2016


Brace Yourself: Here’s How Much it Costs to Live Near Top Public Schools
LA Weekly, 7/6/2016


California’s urban schools are now testing for ‘grit.’ What does that mean?
Los Angeles Daily News, 7/4/2016


Helping a Child With ADHD Succeed in School
Parents, 6/24/2016


Five eye-opening figures from the U.S. Education Department’s latest civil rights data dump
The Washington Post, 6/7/2016


New federal civil rights data show persistent racial gaps in discipline, access to advanced coursework
The Washington Post, 6/7/2016


Closing the Gap Between African-American Parent Perceptions and Student Achievement
The Huffington Post, 5/20/2016


Three Ways to Make a Teacher Feel Appreciated
The Huffington Post, 5/4/2016


Misled about ‘bad’ schools
The Washington Post, 5/1/2016


Beyond the Classroom: Learning math is a changing equation
Miami Herald, 4/5/2016


Some Cities Are Making Great Strides In Educating Low-Income Students
The Huffington Post, 3/22/2016


White House launches neighborhood-building open-data project. The program will empower communities through open-source data access
Engaget, 3/9/2016


12 Data Tools to Help Americans Climb the Economic Ladder: The White House’s “Opportunity Project” pushes the pursuit of social mobility “from information to action”
City Lab (The Atlantic), 3/8/2016


The White House Wants You to Build Tools to Improve Our Cities
Wired, 3/8/2016


Nonprofit designs school index for low-income, minority parents
EdSource, 2/9/2016


Bay Area school search: Website puts data into parents’ hands
San Jose Mercury News, 2/4/2016


Redfin Compiles List of Affordable, Walkable School Neighborhoods
Education News, 2/2/2016


Beyond the Classroom: The Importance of Reading Aloud to our Children 
Miami Herald, 2/2/2016


Affordable, Walkable and Near GreatSchools: Here’s America’s Top 24 Locations
Builder, 1/28/2016


Too Much Homework Means Too Little Sleep, Social Life
Philly.com, 1/21/2016


Kauffman Foundation Releases New Education Data Tool
Noodls-USA, 6/26/2015


Kauffman Foundation Releases New Education Data Tool
Show-Me Daily, 6/26/2015


Financial Web Site Ranks RPB Among Best For Young Families
The Town-Crier Newspaper, 6/25/2015


GreatSchools Site Partners With Yale Scholars on ‘Emotional Intelligence’
Education Week, 6/24/2015


GreatSchools Site Partners With Yale Scholars on ‘Emotional Intelligence’
Education Week, 6/23/2015


Pace ranks first for families (UPDATE with link to report)
Santa Rosa Press Gazette, 6/23/2015


8 great apps for happy house hunting
The Charlotte Observer, 6/18/2015


For parents picking schools, Indianapolis continues to offer a guide
Chalkbeat Indiana, 6/16/2015


VIDEO: City unveils latest guide to help pick right school
RTV6, 6/16/2015


Methodology | Best for Vets: Places to Live 2015
Military Times, 6/16/2015


Kids, Conscience, and Consciousness
Blog U – Inside Higher Ed, 6/14/2015


In the market for a house? There’s an app for that
Daily Herald, 6/13/2015


How to Find an A+ School Without Spending Too Many Gs on Housing
Yahoo! Homes, 6/5/2015


In Appreciation of the PTA
The Huffington Post – Blog, 6/10/2015


Buying, renting or renovating? There’s an app for that
Delawareonline.com, 6/9/2015


Buying, renting or renovating? There’s an app for that
Delawareonline.com, 6/9/2015


National School Choice Week 2012 Makes History; Galvanizes Nation in Support of Educational Options for All Children
SteamFeed, 6/6/2015


Give little minds summer smarts
Orange County Register, 6/6/2015


Letter: Support Clinton override
Telegram.com, 6/5/2015


Keep little minds active during summer
Orange County Register, 6/5/2015


¿Debo considerar el homeschooling para mi hijo?
Univision, 6/2/2015


Searching North Atlanta Homes for Sale
Reality Times, 6/2/2015


Rebecca School, an NYC special education school, announces “Let’s Walk Together 2015”
Prsync.com, 6/1/2015


Miami Herald Small Business Makeover: Bee Creative Academy learns how to expand business
MiamiHerald.com, 5/31/2015


Thinking of moving for a job? Consider these 3 things first
My Fox Orlando, 5/27/2015


Thinking of moving for a job? Consider these 3 things first
NBC-2.com, 5/27/2015


Thinking of moving for a job? Consider these 3 things first
KPTV – FOX 12, 5/26/2015


Video Games for STEM Summer Learning
PragmaticMom, 5/27/2015


Thinking of Moving for a Job Opportunity? Consider These 3 Things First
Inc.com, 5/26/2015


Apple Maps adds new data providers including NavAds and Yellow Pages Turkey
9to5Mac, 5/22/2015


Apple adds on new data providers for Apple Maps, including NavAds and Gas Buddy
O’Grady’s PowerPage, 5/22/2015


Researching New Schools Online
About.com, 5/21/2015


Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation Teams with Four Leading Nonprofits to Identify Technology Grant Candidates
Business Wire, 5/21/2015


GPS start up Coherent Navigation is the latest Apple acquisition
AppAdvice, 5/18/2015


NAR may require MLSs to allow non-MLS property data on broker listing pages
OriginatorTimes.com, 5/16/2015


Hot Rhymes in a Hard Place: Meet the Teen Hip-Hop Heroes of 3 Problems
Rolling Stone, 5/14/2015


Clave al Éxito: red digital educativa para los padres hispanos
Ser Padres, 5/13/2015


Parental Perfection, Reimagined
The Huffington Post, 5/13/2015


Parental Perfection, Reimagined
Getting Smart, 5/12/2015


Clave al Éxito Mobile Tool Helps Latino Parents Participate in Their Child’s Educational Success
Latin Post, 5/13/2015


7 Fun Ways to Turn Nature Exploration into Summer Education
Musing Momma, 4/13/2015


5 Ways to Create Summer Structure
Musing Momma, 4/12/2015


‘Summer camp’, una alternativa para tus hijos
Univision, 4/9/2015


Best School Districts for Your Buck in Dallas-Fort Worth
Citybizlist, 4/7/2015


Los padres tienen derecho a saber
Univision, 4/6/2015


Guest commentary: Parents have a right to know about the public schools
ContraCostaTimes.com, 2/28/2015


What We’re Watching: Empowering Parents and Voters for K-12 Education Reform
Education Next, 2/26/2015


The Future of School Accountability
Education Next, 2/10/2015


K-12 Parents and the Public – Education Week
Education Week, 2/6/2015


Will we see a new NCLB? “Data privacy bill on the way” Obama vows veto to protect DREAMers
Politico, 2/5/2015


New Videos Help Parents Understand Educational Standards
Morningstar News, 2/4/2015


School Choice Week’ Pushes For More Learning Options For Children
News9.com, 1/28/2015


Stump Speech Contest: What Members of Congress Should Say About Testing
Education Next, 1/21/2015


How to maintain a child’s school grades during divorce
Thesis Magazine, 1/12/2015


The Power Of Data To Create Powerful Change
FastCoExist.com, 1/9/2015


Make the most of back-to-school night with these 5 questions
Washington Post, 9/8/2014


Think twice before placing a TV in kids’ room
The Tennessean, 8/13/2014


Get to know your child’s teachers
The Daily Journal, 8/7/2014


Moving? How to choose the right city from afar
The Augusta Chronicle, 7/26/2014


Tech Now: Keep kids tuned in with summer brain games
USA Today, 7/6/2014


10 of the Best Small Cities for Education
BusinessInsider, 6/30/2014


Top 10 Best Cities for Families 2014
Parenting, 6/2014


Confessions of an Assessment Field-Tester
Education Week, 5/20/2014


The best cities for raising a family
Forbes, 4/16/2014


Parents need help choosing the best school for their children
Bridge Michigan, 4/17/2014


Detroit parents can use new website to compare school ratings, programs
Education Week, 3/25/2014


New website profiles school options in Detroit, neighboring suburbs
The Detroit News, 3/25/2014


Ballard outlines list of initiatives in annual ‘state of’ address
Indianapolis Business Journal, 2/27/2014


GreatSchools Website Reflects on 15 Years as Research Tool for Families
Education Week, 11/8/2013


Top 100 Best Places to Live
Livability.com, 10/2013


GreatSchools website may become main location for Cleveland school choice information
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 10/15/2013


Back to School with Open Data
Open Data Now, 9/5/2013


How to Choose the Right School for Your Child
MSN Living, 8/2013


Report: Parents Need Comparable Data, Tools to Make School Choices
Education Week, 6/10/2013


School choice season is here
Washington Post, 11/30/2011


Back-to-School Special: 5 Tips on Picking a Good School
Time, 8/4/2011


10 Cities That Embody the American Dream
TheStreet.com, 7/1/2011


Barbara Corcoran lauds GreatSchools as the best site out there for finding schools
The Today Show, 5/16/2011


10 cities with top schools: a range of real estate prices
Inman News, 4/26/2011


How to Choose a School for Your Child
CNN.com, 1/24/2011


Parents Choose Schools For Milwaukee Students
WISN Channel 12, 1/15/2011


Scorecard Ranks Schools’ Progress
NBC TODAY Show, 9/28/2010


Study Ranks Cities By Education, Home Price
MSNBC, 4/11/2010


Northeast Has Best Schools for Housing Dollar
Reuters, 4/8/2010


The Best Schools for Your Housing Buck
Forbes.com, 4/6/2010


Obama’s Proposed Overhaul of No Child Left Behind
NBC Bay Area, 4/2/2010


Invest in Your Kids With These Smart Toys
ABC 15, 12/7/2009


More Parents Say They Want to Pitch in at Their Kids’ School. So Why Does Volunteering Feel So Stressful?
The Boston Globe, 10/15/2009


Recession Buys Parents More Time With Kids at School
The GRIO, 9/18/2009


Tips for a Successful School Year
ABC Local, 9/9/2009


Making Sacrifices for Your Child’s Education
Forbes, 9/4/2009


Budget Cuts Mean School Fundraisers on the Rise
WSJ’s The Juggle, 8/31/2009


In Recession, Back-to-School Shopping Goes Back to Basics
The Star-Ledger, 8/30/2009


Keep Back-to-School Shopping Costs Down
U.S. News and World Report, 8/28/2009


Obama Effect at School: Black Parents Volunteer, Expect More
USA Today, 8/6/2009


The Best Cities for Working Mothers
ForbesWoman, 8/4/2009


14 Education Entrepreneurs That Are Making a Difference
Center for American Progress, 5/5/2009


Improve Education From Day One: Leverage Parents
Education Week (Registration required), 1/21/2009


GreatSchools Helps Find Great Schools
BusinessWeek, 1/15/2009


America’s Best High Schools
BusinessWeek, 1/15/2009


Affiliated Donors, Targeted Fundraising
CauseWired, 11/24/2008


Nailing Down Specifics on No Child Left Behind
The Washington Times, 10/23/2008


Bill Jackson at the Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute, 10/13/2008


The Rantings of a P.T.A. Mom
The New York Times, 9/9/2008


Back-to-School Preparation
The View from the Bay, 8/15/2008


15 Tough Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Broker
MSNBC/Today Show, 4/24/2008


Thinking of Buying a Home? Be Wary of Tall Tales
KATU, 2/22/2008


Guide to Local Schools Will Provide Quality Rankings
Dayton Daily News, 2/5/2008


Parents Have New Tool to Help Choose Among MPS Schools
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/18/2008


Doing Your Homework
The Wall Street Journal, 12/11/2007


Know Your Home’s Future
CNNMoney.com, 12/8/2007


Checking Out the Neighborhood School
LA Times, 12/3/2007