Educators continue to experiment -- trying to find formats that engage kids and help prep the workforce of the future. One new private school near Minneapolis offers a particularly "Minnesota"-style approach.
The seven days that schools were closed in Chicago felt more like an eternity to parents who had to find childcare during the teacher strike. Kai checks in with Sheila Coleman, whose 12-year-old daughter was actually happy to return to school Wednesday.
The Poway Unified School district borrowed just over $100 million for building renovations in 2008, but because of a form of creative financing called a capital appreciation bond, the total debt is now adding up to close to $1 billion.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving ahead with controversial plans for a longer school day. That would make Chicago an outlier, because a longer day costs more money -- which most districts don't have at the moment.
In suburban Detroit, there's a speed limit sign telling drivers to slow down to 25 mph on school days -- but it's a little different than the signs you might be used to seeing in your neighborhood.
A new program set to launch in January will have preschoolers learning basic business and finance skills at the Chicago Public Library. The program is inspired by a Sesame Workshop multi-media kit.