A get-tough attitude prevailed among educators in the 1980s and 1990s, but research shows that zero-tolerance policies don't make schools safer and lead to disproportionate discipline for students of color.
Reprise: Hard To Read
There are proven ways to help people with dyslexia learn to read, and a federal law that's supposed to ensure schools provide kids with help. But across the country, public schools are denying children proper treatment and often failing to identify them with dyslexia in the first place.
Poverty, perseverance and a PhD
An elite university helped her climb but changing class can be a lonely journey.
Hard Words: Why Aren't Our Kids Being Taught to Read?
Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail.
Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships
You might think apprenticeships are a relic from an earlier era, but a growing number of Americans are using them as a way into the middle class.