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We’re not doing enough to engage parents, even though it improves achievement

These days, the battle over public school is more pitched than ever. A veteran journalist told us that, in a 30-year career, he’s never covered an issue that provokes as much disagreement and rancor as education.... Read more»

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Study: Industrial chemicals cause hyperactivity, learning problems

Industrial chemicals, first linked to learning problems in children, may also play a role in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests.... Read more»

4 ways community schools can support effective teaching

While there is research on the potential for wraparound services, including health care services, family involvement programs, and expanded food assistance programs to eliminate barriers to student learning, there is little known about the possible connection between those services and teacher efficacy. ... Read more»