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Notes from the Backpack

Nov 20, 2019

Your child’s school helps prepare them for academic success, but are they also preparing students for success in life? From your kid’s schedule to the layout of their classroom, many aspects of school life have remained the same for decades. So how can you tell if your child’s school is supporting their long-term...


Nov 13, 2019

The college application process can be intense and complex—with many financial challenges for students and their families. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Does my child even have a fair chance at college? And given its cost, is a four-year degree even worth it?” you’re not alone. We sat down with Sekou...


Nov 6, 2019

Para muchas familias y niños que no hablan inglés, el sistema de educación estadounidense puede ser abrumador. En este episodio especial de Notes from the Backpack (Notas de la Mochila) en español, hablaremos con la experta en desarrollo del lenguaje, la Dra. Lorena Mancilla. Ella nos ayuda a descubrir lo que los...