Parents

To help first-generation students succeed, colleges enlist their parents

1 in 3 first-generation students quits college within three years. Can colleges boost grad rates by building relationships with students’ parents?

Lynette Stewart lifts her son Quincy, 3, up to a rock at George Rocky Graham Park in Marin City, California.

$5.5 billion will expand care for thousands of kids in California, but it may not be enough

As presidential candidates propose investment in child care and paid leave on a national scale, California’s success or failure could act as a bellwether.

XQ

Anatomy of a failure: How an XQ Super School flopped

Innovation and equity didn’t mix

poverty in schools

A school administrator tries to shame poverty away

The pervasiveness of poverty in schools demands real solutions

To smooth transitions from home to pre-K to kindergarten, states must invest in every aspect of early ed

West Virginia educators say working within a high-quality preschool program that emphasizes academic standards, teacher collaboration and family relationships makes it easy to burnish their strong reputation for thoughtfully executed transitions

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

School districts are pushing career exploration into middle and lower grades, convinced the preparation necessary for tomorrow’s jobs needs to begin earlier

Teaching global warming in a charged political climate

Their training doesn’t cover it, many textbooks don’t touch it, but teachers are taking on climate change anyway

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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.

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