School & community problems often come down to life in American families and how different school experiences are.
We’ve known for a long time that schools can’t improve on their own. We wrote that in 2001, and now some new research backs up that hypothesis.
Parents who get text messages about their kids’ missing school work or cut classes are more likely to follow up with the school or the kid.
If parents are more involved, as in coming to more parent-teacher conferences, etc., the kids tend to perform better in school, new research suggests.
If parents know more about the importance of STEM, their kids tend to make STEM-related choices and hone STEM-related abilities more.
Families faced an engineering challenge and met some cool reptiles at a Baltimore elementary school. The focus was on problem solving.
A community member is arrested at a meeting during his impassioned attempts to ask the state’s school officials about the Common Core.