Elissa Nadworny appears in the following:
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The positive effects of high-quality early education in North Carolina stayed with kids into fifth grade, according to new research published in Child Development.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Reaction to Donald Trump's victory was emotional for many students. Here's what they had to say at SciTech High in Harrisburg, Pa., and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkley, Calif.
Friday, November 04, 2016
Suicide rates for U.S. middle school students have been steadily rising — doubling from 2007-14, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
The new federal education law requires states to measure "student success or school quality." A new paper argues that they should report the number of kids who miss a lot of school.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The classroom writing implement has roots in exploding stars, the French Revolution, the British crown jewels and Walden Pond.
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Sleepovers at the National Air and Space Museum's huge annex near Washington, D.C., offer a real-life night at the Smithsonian.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
As students head back to school, districts are faced with the age-old problem of making sure they show up. A principal in St. Louis resorted to extreme measures: installing washers and dryers.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Book programs for freshmen — or a whole campus or community — are meant to spark discussion and unity. This year's picks at nine U.S. schools range from memoirs to political advice from 64 B.C.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Remember that quiet kid in class who never spoke up? In New York, teachers are learning how to make sure the ideas of introverts don't get overlooked.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
As kindergarten becomes the new first grade, some worry that the joy of learning is being lost with higher rigor.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
On average, preschool teachers are paid less than mail-order clerks, tree trimmers and pest control workers. And if they switched to teach kindergarten — in many states, their salaries would double.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Thirteen percent of all students and nearly 20 percent of high school students are missing more than 15 days of school a year, according to the latest numbers from the Obama Administration.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Some people in public education work hidden in plain sight. Here's the story of one man who takes on the role of surrogate parent, teacher and counselor.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Three years ago, Grand Rapids' public schools took a hard look at the numbers on absenteeism. They've been able to get nearly half of the students missing school to show up.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Grad speeches are underway. And since it's an election year, it's hard for speakers to resist stepping onto the soapbox.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
"They're stuck in a predicament that teaches them that that's who they are. And that that's how they fit into the world," says Harvard economist Ron Ferguson.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Teaching 5-year-olds how to read and count, while molding them into kind, confident students isn't easy. In kindergarten, every day is a surprise, says Marissa McGee, one of our 50 Great Teachers.
Friday, April 29, 2016
For our profile of Marlem Diaz-Brown, we asked her students to do the reporting. Here's how we got an exclusive look inside their classroom.
Monday, April 04, 2016
That frustrated kid at the back of the class? It's not that he doesn't get it — or doesn't care. It could be he just can't see. A new report provides a look at children's vision screening by state.