More high school students take gap year before college — including Malia Obama


President Barack and Michelle Obama announced on Sunday that their eldest daughter Malia will take a gap year before attending Harvard in 2017.
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Lead in school water is nationwide issue


Safe drinking water is often taken for granted in the United States, but some schools around the country find themselves struggling to protect students from toxic lead. Continue reading

“He Named Me Malala”: Understanding student activism through film – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Subject(s) English, Social Studies, U.S. History, Civics Estimated Time: One to two 50-minute periods Grade Level Grades 7-12 Objective Using the documentary “He Named Me Malala”…read more

Home visits for new mothers helps baby brain development


DOWNLOAD VIDEO Essential question How much of an influence does a baby’s environment and care have on how they later do in school and as…read more

Urban-Suburban school desegregation program seen as model


More than 60 years after the United States Supreme Court outlawed “separate but equal” schools in Brown vs. Board of Education, data shows that many school districts s are more segregated than ever — with some key exceptions. Continue reading

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