The days of dads who volunteered only for sports events and scouting are fading as men increasingly make their presence felt in the classroom. Long the territory of nurturing women, the classroom is achieving more gender balance, studies show, as women join the workforce in higher numbers. Proud fathers recently spent quality time with children at Steuart W. Weller Elementary School in Ashburn, Va.
April 11, 2014 Ryan Clennan high-fives Kaylee Rivers, 6, as Jamie Cramp, 6, waits her turn at Steuart W. Weller Elementary School in Ashburn, Va., where he spent the day volunteering as part of a program, Dads of Great Students, designed to get dads into schools. Dayna Smith/For The Washington Post Buy Photo