Parents

The silence of school leaders on climate change

Some educators say school boards and education groups have a responsibility to speak out on climate inaction, but those calls aren’t always being well-received

public preschool

How cities are convincing voters to pay higher taxes for public preschool

Seattle, Cincinnati and San Antonio are just three of a growing number of cities to develop high-quality public preschool programs paid for by new local taxes.

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

Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

Schools across the state are ditching A through F report cards and letting students retake tests to emphasize learning over seat time, but each district’s interpretation of proficiency-based learning looks different, and a high profile fiasco in Maine looms large

School district secessions gather speed, a new report shows

Wealthy school districts are increasingly splitting from poorer, more diverse ones, accelerating resegregation

Mississippi

Mississippi in the bottom tier of states in supporting babies and toddlers

New report finds Mississippi is failing to help young children thrive 

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Parents give their children goodbye kisses after bringing them to school in Los Angeles.

When acceptable attire depends on the color of your skin

Parental dress codes are a thing in some educational institutions

Schools need to step up to fight a rise in suicides among black children

Suicide rates for black children have doubled; we need to find out why and do something about it

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

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