Young lives. Old problems. New solutions.

Bridging the Gap

  • How to end the word gap? Cities invest big in baby talk.

  • Focus First US 'microcollege' helps single moms become liberal arts graduates

  • How Boston achieved its record high school graduation rate

  • Focus How did Lawrence, Mass., turn its schools around? Cooperation.

  • Why Cal State L.A. turns the most low-income students into top earners

  • Test-lab states: New York's groundbreaking plan for free college

  • The push to help 50,000 more low-income students get degrees

  • For middle-income college students, a rising dilemma

  • What universities are doing to protect their undocumented students

  • Coding at the homeless shelter

  • In Massachusetts charter school vote, a debate on how best to serve all children

  • In Wisconsin, rural superintendents turn to voters to keep schools going

  • Mexico's new push to improve schools: Get parents involved

  • PCBs in schools: US needs to invest in its classrooms, report says

  • Want preschoolers to succeed? Help their teachers.

  • How US schools are combating chronic absenteeism

  • Cover Story The school that art saved

  • The Boston summer school students reach by ferry – not bus