A new coalition is announcing its plan to make education a central issue in the 2020 elections. The announcement Wednesday comes a day before Democratic presidential candidates debate in Houston. The coalition of more than 20 education and children’s welfare groups includes two national teachers unions, the Center for AmericanRead More →

As climate-related disasters continue to make headlines, parents today are understandably concerned with raising kids who care about the environment. There are many ways to teach children to take care of the planet, and one simple yet powerful approach is through books. Countless children’s books offer meaningful messages about nature,Read More →

Hundreds of protesters blocked entrances to the California state Capitol on Monday as lawmakers approved changes to a controversial bill to curb medical exemptions to school vaccine requirements. The California Highway Patrol arrested several demonstrators for blocking entry into the government building, including three women who were obstructing a garageRead More →

By Caroline Knorr If you and your kids went a little overboard on screen-time this summer, you’re in good company. According to a Harris Interactive poll, about half of all parents say their kids watch more TV, play more video games, surf the Web more and watch more movies duringRead More →

Raising kids who will show empathy and kindness toward others is, understandably, a big priority for parents today. There are many ways to teach children to be forces for good in the world, like reading them books that promote positive messages. We’ve rounded up 10 parenting books that promote emotionalRead More →