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Laura McKenna

A former teacher, academic and policy analyst, Laura McKenna is a freelance writer specializing in education, parenting, and politics. 

Recent Stories

OPINION: Marching band sets the right tempo for many special-needs kids

Exercise, dance, music, rigor — and healing

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OPINION: Out of necessity, I taught my son to choose a college for its value, not its prestige or vibe

Shopping smart, and the real-world college equations that make sense