Elissa Nadworny

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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.


A New School Year Brings Renewed Focus On Attendance

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.


#NPRreads: Take A Leisurely Trip Through These Four Stories This Weekend

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.


What College Freshmen Are Reading

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.


How Teachers Can Help 'Quiet Kids' Tap Their Superpowers

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.


More Testing, Less Play: Study Finds Higher Expectations For Kindergartners

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

As kindergarten becomes the new first grade, some worry that the joy of learning is being lost with higher rigor.


It Doesn't Pay To Be An Early-Childhood Teacher

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.


More Than 6 Million U.S. Students Are 'Chronically Absent'

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.


Let's Take A Ride With A Kentucky School Bus Driver

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.


What One District's Data Mining Did For Chronic Absence

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.


Cue The Political Commentary: Grad Speeches In An Election Year

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.


What Young Men Of Color Can Teach Us About The Achievement Gap

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.


5 Pieces Of Wisdom For Kindergarten Teachers

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.