Kavitha Cardoza

Kavitha Cardoza appears in the following:

For Kids, Anxiety About School Can Feel Like 'Being Chased By A Lion'

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Anxiety is the most frequently diagnosed mental disorder in children. A unique school in Fairfax, Va., tries to help students with severe anxiety who have trouble going to class.


Screening Mental Health In Kindergarten Is Way Too Late, Experts Say

Friday, September 09, 2016

One program in the South Bronx sees children as young as 6 months old to look for issues. Some experts think it's important to catch problems as early as possible.


School Nurses Can Be Mental Health 'Detectives' But They Need Help

Saturday, September 03, 2016

School nurses play a critical role in identifying students with mental health disorders, but there aren't enough of them and they often don't have enough training.


6 Myths About Suicide That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

Friday, September 02, 2016

One of the biggest myths? That children don't kill themselves. It's just not true. Children as young as 5 take their own lives every year.


Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

An estimated 20 percent of children show signs or symptoms of a mental health problem. It's a destructive force in schools, but most educators don't have the training or resources to help.


Artwork Speaks For Young Boys Affected By Gun Violence

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Almost 700 children under age 12 were killed or injured in gun violence last year. An afterschool program works with young boys who live in some of the poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods in D.C.


In Washington D.C., Homeless Students Fight The Statistics

Sunday, June 07, 2015

The U.S. high school graduation rate is at an all-time high. But why? NPR Ed partnered with 14 member stations around the country to bring you the stories behind that number. Check out the whole story here. And find out what's happening in your state.

Delonna Jones is ...


'Military Children': Coping With The Loss Of A Parent

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Of the more than 2 million children of U.S. servicemen and women, about 5,000 right now have suffered the loss of a parent in the past decade.


Military's Preschool Program Considered A National Model

Thursday, January 01, 2015

There are two million children of U.S. military servicemen and women. And by many accounts the military has long done a good job of helping with their education, especially in preschool.


Peripatetic Students Thrive At Department Of Defense Schools

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The Pentagon runs a school district that spans the globe, with more than 82,000 students. By many measures it's very successful. The students perform well academically despite moving around a lot.


'Military Children': Their Struggles, Sacrifices And Strengths

Sunday, December 28, 2014

We've all seen the photo: A soldier in fatigues stoops down to hug his child one last time before heading off to a war zone.

We may have an idea of what comes next for the soldier, but rarely do we discuss what's next for the child.

Member station WAMU ...


Adding Up The Cost Of Low Literacy Among Adults

Monday, November 04, 2013

This is the final report in a four-part series on adult education.

Low literacy rates for adults can have wide-ranging effects on those around them. They may rely more heavily on government services; their children may not get that extra hand with schoolwork; their families may not get sufficient ...


What It Takes (And Means) To Learn English As An Adult

Friday, November 01, 2013

This is the second report in a four-part series on adult education.

Ana Perez never made it to high school. Her education ended after the sixth grade, when war broke out in her native El Salvador. She says she's "desperate" to learn English, but she gets nervous trying to speak ...


Turning The Page On Illiteracy, Adults Go Back To Class

Thursday, October 31, 2013

This is the first report of a four-part series on adult education.

The national debate around education usually focuses on children in school. But there are 30 million adults in the U.S. who have trouble with basic literacy — they struggle to read a menu, a pay stub ...


Michelle Rhee Fires 165 Washington DC Teachers for Poor Performance

Monday, July 26, 2010

Michelle Rhee, the chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools, is a polarizing figure. People either love her or hate her for the way she’s tackling education reform in D.C., which ranks as one of the nation’s worst school systems.

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