Elissa Nadworny

Elissa Nadworny appears in the following:

Preschool, A State-By-State Update

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The National Institute for Early Education Research has a new state-by-state report on preschool funding, enrollment and teacher quality. The findings are both encouraging and sobering.


PHOTOS: The Creamy, Sculpted Dunes Of White Sands National Monument

Sunday, April 09, 2017

There's no place like it on the planet: White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. It's the world's largest gypsum dunefield: miles and miles of stunning white landscape.


The Picture Book Behind The New Movie 'Boss Baby'

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Before the new animated film was a box-office hit, it was a beloved children's book.


Hamtramck, Michigan: An Evolving City Of Immigrants

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hamtramck, Mich., used to be mostly Polish. Now, the population has changed, with a growing population of Muslims, coming mostly from Yemen and Bangladesh.


Special Series: Our Land

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Over the next several months, Melissa Block and Elissa Nadworny are reporting from communities large and small, capturing how people's identity is shaped by where they live.


Parent Anxiety, Screen Time And Learning In The Digital Age

Monday, March 13, 2017

We met with parents to talk about screen time, digital privacy and the role of devices in the classroom. They had a lot of questions, so we asked some experts for answers. Take a listen.


Hey, Students: 5 Things That Are Wrong With Your Cover Letter

Monday, February 27, 2017

If your resume, your cover letter and your writing samples don't tell a story, we may not be interested.


Don't Call It 'Guidance' Anymore: A Talk With The Nation's Top School Counselor

Friday, January 06, 2017

On Friday, first lady Michelle Obama honors the 2017 school counselor of the year, Terri Tchorzynski of the Calhoun Area Career Center in Battle Creek, Mich.


Worried About Screen Time? Don't Let Kids Go It Alone

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

New research reinforces the role of a human — an adult or older child — when young kids learn from technology.


Relics Of The Space Race, School Planetariums Are An Endangered Species

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Once, there were more than 300 of them in schools around the country. Many are still around, but they're getting old. Schools have a choice: Keep the stars shining, or turn the lights out.


Advice From Parents On Screen Time And The Digital World

Friday, December 16, 2016

How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore.


Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore?


Does Your State Provide Good Data On Your Schools? Probably Not

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Searching for information on your state's schools can be a real challenge, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign.


Boosting Attendance In Preschool Can Start With A Knock On The Door

Monday, November 21, 2016

Two new reports highlight the importance of pre-K attendance and how schools are using home visits to make sure 3- and 4-year-olds make it to class.


A Lesson For Preschools: When It's Done Right, The Benefits Last

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.


Here's What Students Are Saying About The Election Results

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.


Middle School Suicides Reach An All-Time High

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.


5 Reasons Schools Should Measure Chronic Absence

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.


Trace The Remarkable History Of The Humble Pencil

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The classroom writing implement has roots in exploding stars, the French Revolution, the British crown jewels and Walden Pond.


Big Wings, Bigger Dreams: A Sleepover In The Space Shuttle's Shadow

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.