Tim Goral

Closing the knowledge gap

Education writer Natalie Wexler discusses why schools are failing to teach fundamental reading and comprehension skills—and how to change it.

Food for thought

There's no question that healthy children learn better, which is why the Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 went to great lengths to reduce sodium and fat levels in school meals while increasing whole grains and vegetables. But current efforts to roll back nutrition guidelines could negate the progress that has been made.

Turning the tide on teacher shortages

Most states have struggled for several years to address teacher shortages, often filling the vacuum with underprepared educators who aren't able to give children...

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