Mike Elsen-Rooney

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Teacher Catherine Connelly leads a lesson on giving compliments in Vista’s pioneering new class on social and emotional wellness. Connelly loved the curriculum, but not the rolling furniture.

A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

In the first year of a new program, a large San Diego district experiences small victories despite growing pains

Maikko, 2, in pink, Terrance, 1, in red, and Nailah, behind Terrance, dance as their child care provider, Lorna Parks, foreground, claps during a visit by staffers from Detroit's African-American History Museum.

How sexism and old-fashioned ideals hurt child care operators

Home-based care for infants and toddlers isn’t babysitting—it’s hard work.

Kate Burch is the principal and founder of Harvest Collegiate in Union Square, which does not get the bonus. Burch said the extra money would help her school cover after school activities and more teacher training.

Mysterious bonus makes rich schools richer, critics say

An extra $1,000 per pupil goes to 13 selective New York City high schools

When personalized learning includes skateboarding: One suburban district’s dramatic transformation

Can a giant San Diego-area high school keep kids in school with new approach?

New study reveals cities where low-income students are doing best

When it comes to educating students from urban low-income families, according to a new study, one state leads the pack. And it’s one you might not expect. Texas cities were…