On the Back-to-School Front

by Colette Moran

Giving students computers does not help them academically.

Scientific American: “Just Thinking about Science Triggers Moral Behavior”

The 50 most expensive private high schools in the U.S.

For “crunchy cons”: A great BPA-free plastic container for school lunches.

Texans urged to get pertussis vaccine after 2,000 cases (two fatal) so far in 2013, more than in the last 50 years.

A prankster impersonates a chemistry professor on first day of class, fools freshmen.

U.C., Irvine offers an online class about lessons learned from The Walking Dead.

The Home Front

Politics, culture, and American life — from the family perspective.