A number of schools and states have taken fresh steps to test for lead in water at schools. But parental pressure is still crucial to further action.
The American Talent Initiative, a collaboration of 30 colleges and universities, announced its goal to enroll 480,000 low-income students by 2025, up from 430,000 today.
Local partners are working with Flint, Mich., schools to make them hubs of progress – reviving a model of community education in the face of dire needs for the city's children and water that still is not safe to drink.
Part 5 of the Monitor's One Caring Person project on the power of mentoring to transform young people's lives.
Jamesha Caldwell, a senior in the International Baccalaureate program at Baltimore City College high school, offers one example why 'students' shouldn't be lumped as one interchangeable category.
Three key areas need progress, King said at a Monitor breakfast Wednesday: equity; elevating the teaching profession; and access, affordability, and graduation rates in college.
Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke with the Monitor about mentoring, the effects of violence and poverty on childhood, and why the US doesn't seem to value its children as much as other countries.
The Christian Science Monitor is launching a new EqualEd section, focused on inequality inside and outside the classroom. Today, we kick off with Part 1 of our One Caring Person project on the power of mentoring to transform young people's lives.
Connecticut offers free mental health services to all preschool programs that request them. As concerns grow about suspensions of young children, the approach greatly reduces troubling behaviors, a new study finds.
Nationally, 13 percent of students – about 6.5 million – miss more than 15 days of school each year. First-ever national data show that just 4 percent of school districts account for half of chronically absent students.
How music, dance, and painting helped revive a struggling school in Bridgeport, Conn. – and how it could show others the way.