K-12

Sending your boy to preschool is great for your grandson, new research shows

Children of parents who attended a high-quality preschool program in the 1960s were better educated, healthier, better employed and more likely to stay stably married, especially if they were boys born to preschool-educated fathers.

Third consecutive year in school spending increases marked a “full recovery” from the recession

California drove national spending increases in education while New Jersey retreated from earlier efforts to give extra money to low-income schools

OPINION: Everyone’s job but no one’s responsibility

Students served by public care agencies often get too little from too many

child care assistance

Just 13 percent of child care assistance goes to student parents

States control who gets federally supported child care assistance and few prioritize parents pursuing education or training

Project-based learning boosts student engagement, understanding

Kids take projects more seriously and make interdisciplinary connections, teachers say

The promise of ‘restorative justice’ starts to falter under rigorous research

Studies in Pittsburgh and Maine show difficulty of implementing trendy alternative to traditional discipline

twice exceptional students

Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

Parents say it’s often impossible to find schools to educate bright kids who have disabilities. Now some are fighting to change that

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OPINION: Personalized learning wasn’t invented by Silicon Valley

Why the approach is sometimes misinterpreted as a step toward replacing teachers with technology

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The last decade has seen widespread ‘degree inflation.’ But a growing movement of employers, workers and training groups offers a rebuke to a culture that exalts a bachelor’s as the gold standard for upward mobility

Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

For-profit companies want to fix the country’s child care system by helping low-wage child care workers better run their small businesses

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