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November 3, 2014
In Nashville, a Middle School Adds More than Hours to the School Day
Nashville's Creswell Magnet Middle School is expanding its school day, but the change is not primarily about time. It’s about fundamentally redefining how ...
October 27, 2014
How to Stay Up-to-Date with What’s Happening in Competency-Based Higher Education (When You Have Very Little Free Time)
Read Stephanie's guide to staying up-to-date on competency-based higher education from websites, books and twitter handles.
October 16, 2014
In a Rural California School District, a “Quiet Revolution” in Learning
What if a school started with the principle that students learn differently, but everyone can learn—and then designed a system around that? It would look a lot ...
September 29, 2014
How Americans See Educational Opportunities: Race Matters
Minorities now outnumber white students in U.S. classrooms, but that demographic shift hasn't necessarily translated into a new balance of opportunity.
September 29, 2014
Closing the gap: Low-performing Florida grade schools add extra reading time [VIDEO]
The state of Florida recently mandated that the 300 lowest-performing elementary schools add an extra hour of reading instruction each day, the first in the country ...
September 19, 2014
A Mom Gets on Board with "Let the Teens Sleep"
Most people would never think that a solution to a teenager's health and brain development would be sleeping more. Read why one parent is getting on board with ...
August 27, 2014
A Clarion Call for Education Renewal
Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, explains the top 5 reasons to look out for Citizen School founder, Eric Schwarz's new book,
August 14, 2014
When Graduation Feels like Failing: a Diploma of Completion, but not Competence
There is a distinct gap between what it takes to make it to graduation and being ready for adulthood.
July 18, 2014
A High-Level Talk About Readiness
John Gomperts, president and CEO of the America’s Promise Alliance; Karen Pittman, CEO and co-founder of the Forum for Youth Investment; and Sean Slade, ...
July 17, 2014
The Impact of After-School Arts Programs
For kids in low-income neighborhoods after-school arts programming helps keep them off the streets and provides access to needed enrichment. Can it lower crime rates ...
July 11, 2014
Moving the Needle on Youth Disconnection
Disconnection from the societal anchor structures of school and work during the transition to adulthood has serious consequences for young people themselves as well ...
June 30, 2014
Hold Fast to Dreams: Q&A with Josh Steckel
Joshua Steckel left his job as a college counselor at a private school to help low-income, largely minority, public-school students in Brooklyn master the perilous ...
June 4, 2014
[VIDEO] The Importance of Navigating Towards Your First Job
First-Gen student, Jairus Cater, talks about the importance of that very first job post-college.
May 8, 2014
[VIDEO] Supporting First Gens Entering the Workforce
We hosted a Google Hangout with two inspiring leaders in the movement to support first-generation college student success. In these clips, Yolanda Norman and Ben ...
April 17, 2014
Needed: More Better Learning Time
Boredom and disengagement are not the inevitable byproducts of adolescence—research suggests they’re the byproducts of lousy learning environments. Our ...
April 14, 2014
WEBCAST: Performance Partnership Pilots and Disconnected Youth
On April 21, the Department of Education, the Office of Management and Budget, the Corporation for National and Community Service and other agencies will host an ...
April 8, 2014
Graduation is Not the End of the Story for First-Gen College Students
Former director of the Social Work Practicum for Our Lady of the Lake University and first-generation college grad, Ruth Bounous, writes about a former ...
April 8, 2014
LEARNING AND EARNING: First-Generation Students and the Transition from College to Career
First gens and experts share supports and advice to ease the transition from college to the workforce...
April 8, 2014
First Gens: Navigating The “Now What?” of Majors and Careers
Transitioning from college to career brings difficult decisions for any young person, but especially for a first-generation student. Here’s a look at the tools ...
April 1, 2014
Rep. Paul Ryan's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget: Analyses & Reactions
The House Republican budget was presented on April 1 by Chairman Paul Ryan. Here are some reactions and analyses from our friends in the field, explaining what ...
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