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The core of education is to enable young learners to be kind, giving members of society. David Brewster/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Why do kids have to go to school?

The core principle of education is to enable students to become kind, giving and contributing members of their community and the world.
Schoolteachers are reporting high levels of burnout. AP Photo/David Goldman

Teacher burnout hits record high – 5 essential reads

With teachers reporting record-high levels of burnout, and more burnout than any other profession in the US, scholars examine what’s going on and what it may mean for education.
Classmates in grades 3, 4 and 5 are more likely to come from diverse economic backgrounds than their schoolmates in grades 6, 7 and 8. Paul Bersebach, MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Students are often segregated within the same schools, not just by being sent to different ones

In middle school classes, students from lower-income families tended to be concentrated in just a few classrooms, new research from North Carolina has found.
Different types of data can influence how parents select schools for their children. Viktorcvetkovic/E+ via Getty Images

A new way to pick the best school for your child

An education researcher explains how most school rating websites lack a key piece of information about school performance.
Teachers with traditional certifications are more likely to continue teaching than those with alternative certifications. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

How teachers enter the profession affects how long they stay on the job

Teachers who take alternative routes to being certified tend to leave their positions sooner than educators who go through colleges of education, new research shows.
Giving kids time outside for physical and social activity helps them get ready to learn. Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

How recess helps students learn

The physical activity and social connection that take place at recess help children be more engaged once back in the classroom.
Parents say there has been a lack of academic and social learning opportunities for children during the pandemic. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

5 tips to help preschoolers with special needs during the pandemic

The pandemic and shifts to virtual learning have set many children back academically. The setbacks can be particularly challenging for children with disabilities, but recovery is possible.

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