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Matt Zalaznick

Youngsters in the West Bridgewater School District are led through a few minutes of mindful breathing cycles before class every morning and at times during the school day. It works—educators report fewer incidents of depression, anxiety and negative behavioral problems.
Students who write news stories at Kirkwood High School have freedom. Writing without needing administrator approval on stories teaches the full scope of the First Amendment, the principal says.
Pre-K programs for students with special needs vary widely in quality and scope. Some states and districts have long included students with special needs in pre-K classes alongside their more typically developing peers.
At a Baltimore magnet school, students learn about sex ed in an evidence-based program developed by The Healthy Teen Network, which promotes comprehensive health instruction.