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Breaking homework assignments down into smaller parts makes it easier to complete. Pressmaster/Shutterstock.com

6 ways to establish a productive homework routine

When it comes to completing homework, getting organized and celebrating small victories along the way is key, an expert on learning strategies says.
Most kids get dismissed from school hours before the workday ends. MiniStocker/Shutterstock.com

Free preschool, longer school days and affordable day care help keep moms in the paid workforce

When families need to spend more time and money taking care of their kids on weekdays, it can take a toll on careers – especially for women.
New data show more girls and minority students are taking advanced computer science courses in high school. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com

Boost in high school students taking advanced computer science could change the face of tech

New data show more girls and minority high school students taking Advanced Placement courses in computer science. A computer science professor weighs in on what that means for the future of the field.
Corporal punishment in schools around the world is disappearing, but a handful of countries have held on to the practice. Cat Act Art/Shutterstock.com

School spankings are banned just about everywhere around the world except in US

While more and more countries have moved to ban corporal punishment in schools, certain types of nations have been slower than others to outlaw the practice. A recent analysis seeks to explain why.
Lead-based paint is being found in roughly half of schools that do inspections, a federal report reveals. Carlos Osario/AP

Lead-based paint found in half of all inspected schools

A federal report reveals that most school districts are failing to inspect their buildings for lead-based paint hazards and, when they do, often fail to tell parents about what they found.
A 1974 Supreme Court decision found that school segregation was allowable if it wasn’t being done on purpose. AP

The Supreme Court decision that kept suburban schools segregated

When the Supreme Court exempted suburbs in the North from the kind of desegregation orders imposed in the South, it enabled the 'de facto' segregation that continues in America's schools to this day.

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