Kathleen Lucadamo

Recent Stories

Can all students succeed at science and technology high schools?

No longer only for the elite, a new generation of science high schools could help low-income and minority students get better jobs

The power of parenting: Why listening to young children matters

A program in New York City’s high-poverty areas is training parents to be more sensitive to their children

Quality of pre-K varies in New York, data shows

As New York City expands pre-K, one program in a high-poverty area is outshining its counterparts

Designing ways to move beyond diversity

How a liberal arts college attracted students from all walks of life — and decided that wasn’t enough

Stacey Jacobson-Francis works on math homework with her 6 year old daughter Luci Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at their home in Berkeley, Calif. As schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing has become as complicated as calculus. Stacey Jacobson-Francis, 41, of Berkeley, California, said her daughter’s homework requires her to know four different ways to add. “That is way too much to ask of a first grader. She can’t remember them all, and I don’t know them all, so we just do the best that we can,” she said. (AP Photo)

Back off parents: It’s not your job to teach Common Core math when helping with homework

What should parents do when they don’t understand their kids’ Common Core homework?