Tag Archives: American School System

Back-To-School Shopping in America: A British Parent’s Survival Guide

Don't forget your list! (CMN)

It’s back-to-school time in the U.S. The stores are full of discounts, the aisles full of pens, pencils and erasers (pronounced with a soft “s” by the way, and not a “z”).

The U.S. School System: Welcome to the Dark Side

You'll be trading in your Oyster Card for the double-decker red bus and seeing off  your little ones in the yellow bus.

If you’re new to the American school system, you’ll quickly discover that it’s not only the syllabus that is completely different from the British system. Many schools here “encourage” parental involvement in the form of ...