Best Places to Educate Children
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2007 5:31 PM CST
A woman walks through the Arlington, Va. neighborhood of Clarendon, outside of Washington, Monday, Dec. 3, 2007.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Wondering where’s the best place to educate your children? Compiling scores from various criteria--strength of the public school system, options for private schools, library popularity, the abundance of higher-learning institutions—Forbes magazine made a list of the best educational environments. Here’s the top ten:

  1. Washington, DC-Arlington, VA
  2. Madison, WI
  3. Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA

  1. Baltimore-Towson, MD
  2. Akron, OH
  3. Columbus, OH
  4. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
  5. Syracuse, NY
  6. St. Louis, MO
  7. Ann Arbor, MI