April’s Recent Stories
Education Nov 24Why you don’t need to groan if your child’s first words are ‘Walmart’ or ‘Pizza Hut’
A popular cereal, a brand-name soda or frozen food in the freezer -- these are examples of "environmental print" and they are often some of the first words children learn.
Education Jul 27Using telegrams and love letters to teach World War II
They found love letters, pictures, death-notice telegrams, and even insurance settlement claims that have survived for decades. Cpl. Henry Bernard Van Hyfte with his father in Minnesota before World War II. The discoveries are a result of a months-long…
Nation Mar 26King Richard III of England re-interred 530 years after death
It’s been more than 500 years since he died, but England’s notorious King Richard III now appears to have a final resting place.
Education Mar 13Why it’s hard to unplug, even in Amish country
We came to report on the ways Amish students use technology in the classroom. But to varying degrees, technology is also seeping into the daily lives of many Amish families, too.
Education Jan 20The reality of life and death intersect for students at two Oakland schools
Sometimes, the realities of life and death intersect at Life Academy, a health sciences-focused public school in Oakland, California.
Nation Nov 13In rural Alaska, embracing native culture during and after the school bell
Sassa Williams, 18, and her siblings, triplets Theresa, Chris and Grant, 14, work on their homework after school at their home in Dillinhgam, Alaska. But there comes a time when the phone rings, and everyone, including mom Kim, who has…
Education Oct 27How a student with autism taught me to kayak
Daniel Hernandez is a 10th grader with striking eyes and a ready smile who is prone to answer questions with a polite “Yes, ma’am.” This young man, who is 16, used to be described as "shy," but he knows a…
Education Sep 26Wave of child migrants pose challenges for Florida schools
For the many unaccompanied minors who have crossed into the United States from Central America fleeing violence and poverty, most end up waiting months, or even years, as their cases go through court. While they wait for the backlogged immigration…
Education Sep 26Backlog of children’s immigration cases challenges judges, lawyers and schools
The backlog of immigration cases means thousands of children who’ve crossed alone illegally wait months or even years for their cases to be adjudicated. And that means many are in the United States long enough to enroll in school.
Education Aug 11Today’s Freedom Schools work to empower homeless children, juvenile offenders
Seven small yellow tricycles stand alongside a fence in the playground at Malcolm X Elementary school in Washington D.C., and a group of kids who are clearly too big to ride them climb on, preparing to race.