We don’t always understand the world as well as we imagine, especially when it comes to the effects of public policy. This includes the crime rate and the impact of various interventions on it. Worldwide there has been an ongoing drop in crime, but no one really understands why.
ATLANTA — Bravely bearing the burden of taking care of a very sick parent can take a toll on children, particularly if there is no other parent around. How do you look out for them and best meet their needs?
Dayzhon “Chopper” Woods, 15, started tenth grade at B.E.S.T. Academy in August with the same angst that millions of kids across the nation felt as their summer ended and school doors opened to herald a new year.
There were clothes and shoes to buy, supplies to gather, hair to cut and a new schedule to adjust to, but Chopper was dealing with something other than the beginning of his sophomore year— a single mother whose legs had just became paralyzed from metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her spine...
New York City’s cyclical fights over funding for afterschool programs in the last few years were hard-fought and painful, but there was a least a silver lining.
Students at Casimir Pulaski Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut, are arriving back to school to 100 extra minutes of school each day. This will be the third consecutive year of longer days.