When washers and dryers were added to 17 schools through a new program, attendance rates shot up.
"Tele-mental health" services are fast, cheap, and effective—especially as the number of trained professionals in schools dwindles.
Playground designers are hoping kids will hopscotch their way to fitness—but it might not work quite that way.
The key is density, and locating schools in the town's core.
As school districts downsize, they leave behind shuttered buildings. Finding new uses for them can be difficult, to say the least.
A spate of closings is leaving children without local education options.