Therapy dogs in the classroom can make a huge difference in calming students.

Community schools offering wraparound services offer the best hope for failing schools.

Despite the highest cost of housing in California, teacher salaries in San Francisco rank 528 among 821 school districts in the state.

Specialized high schools are a gem in the New York City school system.

Without additional federal funding, school districts will be hard pressed to meet the higher standard for special education students.

Magnet schools remain an unacknowledged gem in an educational system that shortchanges too many young people.

Exempting veteran teachers from state income tax will not solve the shortage problem, but it is a step in the right direction.

Unionization at the largest charter school network in the country will be a harbinger.

Eliminating tenure will have unintended consequences for all stakeholders.

By lowering the bar for licensing, the Board of Regents is shortchanging the very students it is committed to help.

The opinions expressed in Walt Gardner's Reality Check are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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