Some resources for relocating families
- SchoolMatch.com: The best source of school-by-school test scores, student-teacher ratios, per-pupil spending and education level of residents. Reports cost $34 per school.
- USConsumerConnection.com: Starting today, this new site offers free SchoolMatch data plus real-estate price information and trends; users must sign in and provide an e-mail address.
More workers are facing a knotty work-family challenge: Relocating for your job.
The summer moving season has sparked a boom in corporate transfers -- one sign that the economy, which has been giving mixed signals lately, is on track for a recovery. Transfers are running 10% to 15% ahead of a year ago, making this the busiest season since 2000, says Cris Collie, executive vice president of Worldwide ERC, a nonprofit Washington, D.C., relocation-industry group. Total 2004 transfers are expected to rise 8% to 10% from 2003, ERC says. for the complete Wall Street Journal article go to http://WSJ.com