Stacy Milleson

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Homeless Students A Growing Problem For Schools

It's parent-teacher conference time. But for many students across the country, finding a bed at night is top of mind. Host Michel Martin talks about the growing number of homeless students in the U.S., with NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez, and Larissa Dickinson, a social worker for …

Schools concerned about child neglect

We are walking across the bright, airy atrium of a newly refurbished Victorian primary in south London. A little girl reading with a parent volunteer looks up and waves enthusiastically; the headteacher, my tour guide, grins and waves back.<p>The school's positive atmosphere belies the difficulties …

The Effects of Poverty on Teaching and Learning

Poverty is an issue that more and more of our nation's children are coming face to face with. The price that children of poverty must pay is …

School bullying linked with obesity risk

Feeling less safe in the neighborhood has been linked to youths' lower physical activity and greater obesity, say study authors reviewing previous …

Bullying linked to lower school achievement

Bullying in high school is not just a problem of individual torment: It is linked to lower academic achievement across the school.<p>So concludes research that investigated student behavior in nearly 300 high schools in Virginia, including most of those in the Washington suburbs.<p>The research shows …

What poor students wish their teachers knew about them

For the past three years, third grade Colorado teacher Kyle Schwartz has asked her students to complete a simple sentence. “I wish my teacher knew…”<p>After joining Twitter recently, Schwartz posted some of the answers, which gained national attention when ABC reported the story.<p>Schwartz teaches in a …

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