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May 6, 2013
Let's Get Fiscal: The Cliff, the Compromise and You
What the "fiscal cliff" and compromises will mean for children, youth and families.
May 2, 2013
Opinion: Why Student Evaluations Matter
Thomas Kane, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Brown Center on Education Policy, says that student surveys are ubiquitous in higher education as a means of ...
April 29, 2013
Teacher Value-Added: Do We Want a Ten Percent Solution?
“Value-added”—a shorthand for judging teachers based on their students’ scores on standardized tests—has been a bone of contention in ...
April 23, 2013
Pennsylvania Leadership Teams Up to Help Struggling Students
A new initiative in Pennsylvania, led by their first lady, aims to keep students on track to graduate acros the state.
April 3, 2013
The 10 Ideas Series: Roosevelt Campus Network
The Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network is proud to announce
the release of the 2013 10 Ideas Series
, our premier annual publication featuring over ...
April 2, 2013
You Can't Build Peace with a Piece: April Action & More
Youth across the country are leading a movement for solutions to gun violence that work.
March 20, 2013
How Well Are American Students Learning? The 2013 Brown Center Report
This is the twelfth edition of the Brown Center Report that examines how well students in the U.S. is learning, and what policies can help improve the odds for all ...
March 20, 2013
Why Gifted, Low-Income Students Don't Go To The Best Colleges
The vast majority (nearly 70 percent) of low-income students attending elite colleges hail from just 15 large metropolitan areas. What's up with that?
March 20, 2013
Oregon: Can Better Organization Produce More Graduates?
Under Oregon Governor Kitzhaber’s education overhaul, which he launched in 2011, every Oregon student will have to meet academic milestones—kindergarten ...
March 19, 2013
Department of Education Could Put Cracks in the Credit Hour
The U.S. Department of Education takes a critical step forward in moving towards a more flexible and innovative financial aid system—one that privileges (and ...
March 19, 2013
Kentucky's Kindergarteners: 1/3 Unprepared
The large majority of children entering kindergarten do not have the basic skills expected for their age, according to a survey of Kentucky's entering ...
March 8, 2013
New Mexico: First State With Pre-School Funding Constitutionally Guaranteed?
New Mexico is weighing a bill that could make it the country's first state to explicitly protect early education funding in its constitution.
March 7, 2013
Tips for Principals from Chicago High School Students
What Kids Can Do reports on the Mikva Challenge youth's recommendations to their local Chicago principals.
March 5, 2013
The Opportunity Index: Does your Zip Code Matter More than your GPA?
Opportunity Nation's innovative measuring system to analyze opportunity for youth in counties, cities and states.
March 1, 2013
Building a Grad Nation 2013: Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic
The most comprehensive graduation research report of late found that for the first time the U.S. is on track to meet the national Grad Nation goal of a 90 percent ...
February 27, 2013
DOCUMENTARY: The Raising of America
The Raising of America
, a documenatry, will reframe the way we look at early child health and development.
February 26, 2013
A 2013 Federal Education Policy Update (Archived Webinar)
The Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar that provided an update on what’s happening with education policy in Washington, DC in 2013, as well as ...
February 21, 2013
Pump Up the Volume: Original Youth Music & Media
Young people are taking to artistic mediums to share what they think about what they are seeing, hearing and learning. With a beat, some serious editing skills and a ...
February 18, 2013
Linking Good Workers to Good Jobs: Improving Systems and Partnerships
Our economy continues to create quality jobs, but for many young people with low skills these jobs are out of reach. Should we tell young people just to work harder ...
February 13, 2013
Arne Duncan Answers Winning Questions Chosen on SparkAction (video)
You submitted and selected the questions, and Sec. Duncan took time to respond!
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