Elissa Nadworny

Elissa Nadworny appears in the following:

Training For The Olympics Is Hard Enough. Try Doing That While Earning A Degree

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Olympic athletes struggle to balance the demands of their sports with college.


Why Teens Find The End Of The World So Appealing

Monday, December 18, 2017

Dystopian novels are all about consequences, choices and grey areas. And psychologists say that plays right into the sweet spot of the developing teenage brain.


For Many Puerto Ricans, College Plans Washed Away With Hurricane Maria

Monday, November 20, 2017

As Puerto Rico students settle into high school on the mainland — one big question emerges: What happens to my college plans? That's especially scary for seniors, as application deadlines loom.


Miami 4th-Graders Write About Their Experiences With Hurricanes

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

At Sunset Elementary in Miami, students are writing personal essays about their experience with Hurricane Irma, and they have some advice for other kids who have yet to live through one.


In The Weeks Before Freshman Year, Money Worries Aplenty

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Students often struggle over the summer to make their bills balance out, and it's one of the main reasons that nearly a third of low-income students with college going plans don't show up in the fall.


What You Should Know About The New Summer SAT

Thursday, August 24, 2017

For the first time since the 1970s, the SAT will be offered in the summer. As students get ready to sit for the test this Saturday, we ask: What does this new date mean for students?


An Air Force Cadet At 25: A Sign Of The Times In Higher Education

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Many students heading to college this fall won't be the traditional 18-year-olds. At the nation's military academies, more cadets are coming from life — or military service — and not high school.


Teachers With Student Debt: These Are Their Stories

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

If you're a teacher, you have one of the lowest-paid professional jobs in the U.S. Most require a four-year degree, which can require tens of thousands of dollars in loans that some struggle to repay.


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?