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Five elements of a good preschool

How parents and educators can gauge preschool quality

Students build their collaborative skills through regular group work including immersive week-long projects held throughout the school year.

Lessons from a school without walls

An ambitious Danish school, approaching its second decade, offers a unique perspective on ‘personalized learning’

opioid crisis

Addiction counselors embed in schools dealing with the opioid crisis

A treatment center that helps adults is now helping schools and children with addicted parents

The voucher program we really need is not for school — it’s for after

Betsy DeVos can better serve working parents by supporting their aftercare needs

Damian Lopez, 4, gives Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boabserg a high-five as he arrives for the first day of school at Escalante-Biggs Academy on August 20, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

Take a closer look at those back-to-school photos: Is something missing?

School photos provide a snapshot of segregated schools from across the country

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

Jackie Brenner, 18, practicing yoga in the yard of a family friend’s home in Bryn Mawr, Pa., in July. Through her nonprofit, Piece of Peace, she teaches others how to live healthy lives.

Back to school ideas for preschool thru college — and teachers too

Jackie Brenner, 18, practicing yoga in the yard of a family friend’s home in Bryn Mawr, Pa., in July. Through her nonprofit, Piece of Peace, she teaches others…

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Northern Cass student Katelyn Stavenes taking part in the Jaguar Academy pilot, a piece of the district’s plan to eliminate grade levels by the fall of 2020.

What’s school without grade levels?

One district’s drive to teach competencies means eliminating age-based classrooms

Kanetha Brown goes over the days of the week with her charges at her home-based child care program in Wichita, Kan. Brown has training as an educator, but knows of other home-based care options where kids learn little during the day. Most states only require a high school diploma to run a home-based child care facility.

Five things you should know about the people watching your children

Caring for young children in the U.S. continues to be devalued as unskilled ‘women’s work’

The Martin Luther King Bridge, top, and Eads Bridge, bottom, connect East St. Louis with downtown St. Louis. Little of the economic boom that has transformed St. Louis has made it across the river.

Will turning schools into hubs for services help revive dying cities?

In East St. Louis, the school district is helping parents get back on their feet

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