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Students engage in creative activities on the playground at a San Antonio public preschool.

Measuring success at San Antonio’s public preschool program

While Pre-K 4 SA’s parents and alumni sing its praises, critics say the program should have broader focus

Helping even middle-of-the-pack students see themselves as leaders

A leadership program aims to drive school improvement by empowering kids

Neuroscientists have found that curious students learn better because their brain activity changes in ways that help them retain new information. Now researchers are testing ways to encourage that curiosity — for example, by encouraging teachers to model inquisitive behavior.

Piqued: The case for curiosity

Scientists are discovering that curious learners from low-income households perform as well as affluent students

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

Teacher Juliana Rothschild teaches a lesson to student Jessica Cousins at Cousins’ home in Farmington, Maine. Rothschild holds weekly home visits to teach Cousins as part of Threshold, an offshoot of the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences charter school.

For anxious students, a teacher who comes to your house might be the answer

Sometimes meeting students where they’re at means teaching them at their dining room table

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

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Rutgers Newark sophomore Stacy Tyndall, 19, laughs at an

How one university is luring coveted honors students with social justice

To revitalize its home city, Rutgers University-Newark has started an honors program that looks beyond test scores to students' commitment to social change

New housing is popping up near Vaux high school, one piece of a $500 million redevelopment project in blighted North Philadelphia.

Can a school save a neighborhood?

Philadelphia’s housing authority bought a high school. It hopes the institution can help reverse the fortunes of one of the city’s poorest areas.

Student Jeremy Pichardo works with freshman Angela Cutone in the Culinary Arts department.

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

In New England, a high school finds success combining college-ready classes with career training

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