What Do Relationships of Expectant Cohabitors Look Like?

This post highlights family science research being conducted by Dr. Melissa Curran at the University of Arizona.  Dr. Curran and two doctoral students in Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona, Kali Van Campen and Joel Muraco, recently published an article summarizing some of Curran’s research on cohabitors who have children together.  […]

Upcoming Texas Supreme Court Case Could Put Child In Home Of Convicted Sex Offender

A recent article in the Austin American Statesman highlights an important case at the steps of the Texas Supreme Court that calls into question the role of mediation in resolving child custody disputes and how to determine the best interest of the children involved.  The case concerns a custody dispute between Benjamin Redus and his […]

Juvenile Detention Education: 3 Success Stories

This post is part of this month’s “What’s Going Right in Public Education” series, highlighting achievements and forward-thinking ideas happening now in education policy, law, and practice. “In America, education is still the great equalizer.” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Americans hold a nearly universal belief that education can be a “great equalizer.” Despite the problems with […]

Harlem Children’s Zone: Geoffrey Canada’s Efforts to Break Generational Poverty from the Start

This post is part of this month’s “What’s Going Right in Public Education” series, highlighting achievements and forward-thinking ideas happening now in education policy, law, and practice. A great deal of today’s knowledge on the benefits of early childhood education stems from a research project commenced nearly fifty years ago in a small Michigan town called Ypsilanti. […]

Microboards: How They Can Help Kids with Special Needs

The recent economic downturn has led to a drastic reduction in the funding available through states to children and families with disabilities. Less funding means children with special needs get fewer services. Accordingly, families may justifiably feel that they have lost control of the direction of their child’s development. They may feel that the high […]

Virtual Schools: What Are They and Can They Help Kids Learn?

This post is part of this month’s “What’s Going Right in Public Education” series, highlighting achievements and forward-thinking ideas happening now in education policy, law, and practice. Step into most public school classrooms today and the prevalence and value of technology as an educational tool is undeniable. Even urban schools districts, many strapped for cash as […]