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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

Hakeem Bey’s laminated list of Oakland schools’ achievement data, which he uses while canvassing for Oakland REACH.

How transparent is school data when parents can’t find it or understand it?

It’s tough to help a child succeed when school “report cards” are full of confusing jargon

Jennifer Rich

The importance of difficult conversations in U.S. classrooms: Teaching about the migrant crisis

What educators can do to encourage thoughtful, respectful debate—even among elementary students

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

Chancellor Antwan Wilson of DCPS during a visit at the Washington Metropolitan High School.

What lengths will you take to get your child in a “good” school?

A school leader breaks his own rules to enroll his child in a school

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Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho talks with a school board member after he announced he will turn down a job offer to become head of the New York City schools on March 1, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Mr. Carvalho made the announcement to not become New York City's schools chancellor during an emergency School Board meeting that had been called to discuss the news of the job offer.

Analysis: Children first? Once again, egos and politics obscure education issues

Miami-Dade superintendent spurns chance to lead NYC schools

Children play outside during recess at Hokitika Primary School. Last year, the school lost 10 students to a nearby, more affluent school.

What would actually happen if we gave all parents the chance to pick their children’s schools?

New Zealand’s history of school choice offers some lessons

Third-graders at Alamosa Elementary School in Albuquerque practice reading with first-graders in Carrie Ramirez’s classroom.

Students can’t learn if they don’t show up at school

Districts are paying more attention to “chronic absenteeism” in their efforts to improve student learning

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