The American Educational Research Association brought journalists to Chicago for Data at Your Desk training, giving us an overview of nationally collected education statistics and a serious dressing down for media misdeeds.
Research into early childhood shows the steady strain of unsafe neighborhoods and broken families is causing long-term health problems. Intact homes with stable routines are proving pivotal to raising children ready to learn.
As Modesto City Schools considers moving high school start times later at a yawn-inducing pace, across the nation other affronts to the 19th century school day are moving forward. A national report on longer school days says twice as many kids, still just a few and mostly in urban areas, have longer school days than two years ago.
Choosing a college involves a best-guess calculation of what money will be needed – tuition, books, living costs and a good laptop. In time for Financial Literacy Month – and for high school seniors making the big decision – the Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education has put together a quick guide to its many tips sheets and calculators. Online financial literacy resources from many sources offer free information for families.