achievement gap

The invisible signs to look for on the first day of school

Hunger and homelessness hamper kids’ ability to learn

Marletha Muhammad helps her daughter, Khanila, spell her name with chalk at a June playgroup meeting in Rocky Mount, North Carolina The purpose of the meetings is to encourage healthy interactions between parents and their young children.

Playgroups offer rural families a head start on school

A North Carolina program shows parents the importance of play

Students have access to hundreds of courses while they are in Illinois' juvenile justice facilities, but they tend to focus on math, language arts, social studies and science.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

But the quality of online coursework is one of many concerns for advocates

Indiana’s free pre-K: Adored by parents, beset with growing pains

Three years in, why are only 4 percent of the state’s 4-year-olds enrolled in On My Way?

A summer program uses the arts to combat the achievement gap

In Baltimore, public schools hide math and literacy instruction in a summer arts academy

OPINION: Teachers at work in summer learning programs report these 5 benefits

Turning the dreaded seasonal slide into a win-win situation

Freshman Arnaldo Gonzalez with his parents after the College Assistance Migrant Program celebration dinner in April.

A free sandwich can make the difference for some migrant worker children in college

For decades, a small federal program has been helping the students of farmworkers win at college with constant support

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Students engage in creative activities on the playground at a San Antonio public preschool.

Measuring success at San Antonio’s public preschool program

While Pre-K 4 SA’s parents and alumni sing its praises, critics say the program should have broader focus

Dartmouth freshmen Daniel Inoa and Natan Santos had uncomfortable moments as they were told: “You look suspicious.”

After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

Moments of cold, loneliness — and missing the merengue

Sian Beilock

How to help children overcome math anxiety

The president of Barnard talks about the math games she plays with her daughter

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