How Advisers Connect Via Tech to Help Low-Income Students Apply To College
Nearly one-fourth of high-achieving students from low-income families apply to college completely on their own. One approach to make the experience better? Pair students up with a virtual adviser.
Learning Mindfulness Centered on Kindness to Oneself and Others
Students in the Austin Independent School District demonstrate how they practice mindfulness as part of a daily routine and in times of stress.
Despite A Revamped Focus On Real-Life Skills, 'Home Ec' Classes Fade Away
Now called family and consumer sciences, courses suffer from few qualified teachers and declining enrollment. But in today's classes, students learn about gardening, nutrition, labeling and finance.
How Bibliotherapy Can Help Students Open Up About Their Mental Health
Librarians and counselors are teaming up to give teens an option for understanding and opening up about their mental health through books.
The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off
Part of a parent's job is to help kids do their best, but pushing too hard can backfire. Research shows kids in high-achieving communities are at higher risk of anxiety, depression and substance use.