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One Answer to School Attendance: Washing Machines

When washers and dryers were added to 17 schools through a new program, attendance rates shot up.

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How Teleconferencing Could Help Urban Schools Solve a Mental Health Crisis

"Tele-mental health" services are fast, cheap, and effective—especially as the number of trained professionals in schools dwindles.

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The Cheap, Colorful Way Cities Are Trying to Fight Childhood Obesity

Playground designers are hoping kids will hopscotch their way to fitness—but it might not work quite that way.

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How One Suburb Made School Buses Obsolete

The key is density, and locating schools in the town's core.

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After the School Closings, the Real Estate Mess

As school districts downsize, they leave behind shuttered buildings. Finding new uses for them can be difficult, to say the least.

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The End of the Neighborhood School

A spate of closings is leaving children without local education options.