In this video J.D. Vance, author "Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis," discusses the effects of a changing economy, the roots of the opioid epidemic, and the role of schools in confronting these issues. Plus, a video story about how one West Virginia district is helping students heal after their families are split apart by drug abuse.
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Half of all chronically absent students live in 4 percent of the nation's school districts, a new analysis of federal civil rights data show.
July 27, 2016
Schools must work to adequately identify and support homeless students under the Every Student Succeeds Act, the U.S. Department of Education said in guidance issued Wednesday.
July 18, 2016
A growth mindset may buffer students from the effects of poverty on academic achievement, Stanford researchers concluded after studying test scores and survey results for 168,000 Chilean students.
June 21, 2016
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.
June 13, 2016
Disconnections make it tough for homeless students to stay in school, says a new study, which also details the new requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act that bolster resources for their support.
June 10, 2016
A new, first-of-its-kind trove of federal data on chronic absenteeism shows the depth of what officials and advocates have labeled a crisis. Here are some of the most striking facts.
January 25, 2016
Closed for blizzard recovery, Washington, D.C., schools are offering free breakfasts and lunches to students and their families.
January 15, 2016
Schools should work to assess and meet the health needs of their students, and they should collaborate with healthcare providers to strengthen their efforts, says a letter sent today by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.
October 26, 2015
The number of schools offering free meals to all students through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's community eligibility provision jumped 20 percent this year, the second year the option has been available nationwide.