Schools

A Taste of Different School Lunches Around the World

From empanadas to ratatouille.

How One Suburb Made School Buses Obsolete

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

Chinese Students Fight Smog With Kung Fu Aerobics

A school administrator says the workout can detoxify lungs and dispel residue gas.

How Much Parking Does a High School Really Need?

Probably not 1,000 parking spaces for every 200,000 square-foot school, which is what Mesa, Arizona, allots now.

How Little Things Add Up to Keep Homeless Kids From School

Baltimore's neediest students often struggle to find transportation and afford things like uniforms.

How to Prepare for Climate Change: Put Air Conditioning in Schools

Because an awful lot of them don't have it.

How Sprawl Makes Fighting Childhood Obesity So Much Harder

Walking to school shouldn't be a big deal. But it's become one because of short-sighted planning and dangerous, difficult roads.

It's Almost Too Bad That Bloomberg Wants His Legacy to Be Education

There's no doubt the mayor deserves credit for major improvements to New York City schools, but the one thing he'd like to be remembered for is also his least clear-cut success story.

Want to Keep Kids From Skipping School? These Teens Have Some Ideas

New York’s Youth Justice Board has produced a compelling set of recommendations to reduce truancy rates.

One of the Most Disturbing Maps of Los Angeles You'll Ever See

A stark picture of the geographic relationship between the city's top polluters and its most vulnerable places.

Technology Alone Won't Save Poor Kids in Struggling Schools

Researchers gave hundreds of computers to California students who didn't have them at home. Nothing changed.

Powering Ohio Schools With Wind Energy

Building wind turbines isn’t cheap. But it will mean about $100,000 in energy savings each year for two small towns.

Putting Inner City Students on a Path to High-Paying Jobs, For Real

How and why Citizen Schools' "apprenticeships" are working.

How to Make Your Town Into a Bike-to-School Mecca

A contest in Ohio gets 4,000 kids biking more than 52,000 miles, while keeping roughly 57,292 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air.

Florida County Starts Paddling Students, Again

How else will educators get naughty kids to fall in line?

How Diverse Schools Could Help Fight the Worst Effects of Gentrification

Done right, they might enable "meaningful social interaction" between a neighborhood's new arrivals and its existing residents.

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.

Are Armed Guards in Schools a Civil Rights Violation?

Instead of funding an armed guard program, the Mississippi legislature should invest in a more holistic approach to discipline.

5 Unusual Ideas for 'Greening' a School

Visions for sustainable building in the education system courtesy the National Building Museum.