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'Islands' that separate education haves from have-nots
'Islands' that separate education haves from have-nots
The school district of Freehold Borough, N.J., has a 32 percent poverty rate. It is fully surrounded by another school district, Freehold Township, which has a 5 percent poverty rate.
State-by-state look at chronic absenteeism across America
State-by-state look at chronic absenteeism across America
It's a challenge to teach children who aren't in class — and new government numbers show more than 6.5 million students were absent for at least three weeks of the school year. The problem was particularly acute in Washington, D.C., where nearly ...
Is quality math preparation the next equity battleground?
Is quality math preparation the next equity battleground?
Math education in the United States is consistently under the spotlight, in part because the majority of kids aren't performing well on international tests that compare math achievement. Since jobs in science, technology, engineering and math fields ar...
Depression in the home can significantly impact kids' grades
Depression in the home can significantly impact kids' grades
When parents suffer depression, there can be a ripple effect on children. Kids may become anxious, even sad. There may be behavior problems. Health may suffer. Recently, a large Swedish study showed that grades may decline, too, when a parent is depres...