The current school year isn’t half over, but many families are already grappling with decisions about 2012-13. One useful resource is the D.C. School Chooser, a one-stop shop for basic information about public, public charter, parochial, private and specialized schools. It’s an annual joint venture of two education nonprofits, GreatSchools and Fight for Children.

You can find the latest edition on-line here, or a hard copy at any library. You can alsoobtain a copy by visiting or writing:

GreatSchools DC (at The HIVE)

2027 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE #101

Washington D.C. 20020.

E-mail is