One Answer to School Attendance: Washing Machines

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

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.

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.

How One Suburb Made School Buses Obsolete

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

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.

The End of the Neighborhood School

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