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Mississippi one of ten states leading the nation in encouraging well-rounded, ‘healthy schools,’ report finds

Academic, physical, emotional and social well-being are well addressed by Mississippi’s policies, new research finds

Nurse Polita Williams weighs 8-month-old Jamir during a home visit.

More than 220,000 Mississippi children may be missing out on promising home visiting program

More families are receiving home visits, but hundreds of thousands still in need

Mississippi parent Annita Bonner plays with her infant son before heading to work. The Too Small to Fail campaign is aimed at getting more parents to interact with their small children like Bonner is doing here.

When doctors say ‘Read,’ new parents listen

A campaign to get parents talking, reading and singing to their infants and toddlers by sending the message through pediatricians is working, new report shows

A child waits with his family outside of the emergency overnight shelter intake center in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Before assigning homework, ensure that students have a home

Fixing the achievement gap comes second to meeting kids’ basic needs

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

Hunger and homelessness hamper kids’ ability to learn

Nurse Polita Williams weighs 8-month-old Jamir during a home visit.

This program is proven to help moms and babies—so why aren’t we investing in it more?

How home-visiting could improve outcomes for at-risk children

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 19: Washington, D.C., area students and supporters protest against gun violence with a lie-in outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students give legislators a civics lesson

By engaging in civil disobedience to create change, they are schooling the rest of us

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A fundraising page was created to raise money to buy warm clothing for students in cold Baltimore schools.

Baltimore students need more than space heaters; they need justice

Trump’s infrastructure plan should start with the broken boiler systems in Baltimore’s public schools

The Jefferson County Public Schools have made a commitment to “whole-child education” that goes beyond academics.

When yoga becomes a respected part of the school day

Pushing for “whole-child education,” the Compassionate Schools Project focuses on mind and body wellness

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