A new study found that parents who read to their children a lot boost their child’s learning and language skills by more than half a year, or at least eight months, according to researchers from Newcastle University.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers walked rainy picket lines Thursday at Los Angeles schools for a fourth day ahead of a new round of contract negotiations that a union leader said is unlikely to quickly end the walkout.
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — It’s 1 o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their characters.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — There was an achievement gap of more than 50 percent between white students and black students in Oregon’s largest school district, Portland Public Schools, according to an audit released Wednesday by the state Secretary of State’s office found.
According to data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, more than 30 percent of 4th graders and 24 percent of 8th graders are testing below basic level for their reading skills, as reported by NPR.
Loss is very common in childhood – 9 out of 10 children experience the death of a close family member or friend and 1 in 20 children experience the death of a parent. In contrast, teacher preparation to support grieving students is uncommon.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s education department is advising local school officials that it’s not their role to determine whether students and their families are in the country legally or not under a new state law against sanctuary cities.
In 2018, we had the pleasure of interviewing many organizations that are transforming communities across the US. We celebrate all of the leaders we interviewed and congratulate the five nonprofits whose articles were read the most this past year.