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March 24, 2015
Reducing Summer Melt: Helping 12th Graders Successfully Transition to College
First-generation students can be succeptible to summer melt, where navigating the ins and outs of the college process becomes so difficult that they fall off track. ...
March 23, 2015
Can Robert Putnam Save the American Dream?
Robert D. Putnam has accomplished many things – Harvard political scientist and professor, consultant for last four presidents and advocate for community ...
March 23, 2015
Winning Habits for School and Life
Watch this awesome video from What Kids Can Do (WKCD) using youth voices to talk about critical social and emotional skills like managing stress, motivation, ...
March 20, 2015
Building the soft skills for success
We know that reading and math are fundamental skills that children should learn, but what about soft skills like communication and team work? The Pew Research Center ...
March 20, 2015
Readiness as a Right Part 1: I’ve Played it Safe
Let’s stop playing it safe. Readiness is more than a goal; it’s a right
. This isn’t just an outward call to action. ...
March 18, 2015
7 things every kid should master
A noted Williams College psychologist argues standardized tests are useful, if they measure the abilities students really need.
March 10, 2015
African American Schools Need Access to Qualified Teachers, School Counselors, Rigorous Coursework
By the year 2020, it is estimated that two-thirds of American jobs will require college experience. Unfortunately, not every student can access a quality high ...
March 9, 2015
All Lives Matter: Improving the Lives of Young Boys and Men of Color
In communities across the country, demonstrators have peacefully organized to protest against violence. These protests are being done in an effort to demonstrate that ...
February 27, 2015
Benefits of Social-Emotional Programs Far Outweigh Their Costs, Study Finds
What happens when schools invest more in social-emotional learning programs such as positive action, life skills training and responsive classroom? The programs ...
February 26, 2015
The Skills Gap: America's Young Workers Are Lagging Behind
Open up those textbooks, young workers in U.S. are falling behind on skills and proficiency. Although young American workers are more educated than ever, there is a ...
February 12, 2015
Empowering Youth to Chart their Course to Readiness
For students whose lives and learning styles make traditional school hard, Boston Day and Evening Academy's competency-based approach to learning is making a big ...
January 22, 2015
Op-Ed: Arne Duncan: Improving American education is not optional
On consecutive days this week, the United States was introduced to two very different visions for its most important education law. Quite soon, Congress will choose ...
January 22, 2015
Time for Equity: Expanding Access to Learning
The Annenberg Institute for School Reform's latest issue of Voices in Urban Education,
Time for Equity
, examines on how various schools use increased and ...
January 21, 2015
U.S. President of United Way Worldwide Stacy D. Stewart on 2015 State of the Union Address
“One point the President made that’s really important to United Way is the intersection between education and financial stability, especially for young ...
January 12, 2015
Obama Plan Would Help Many Go to Community College Free
President Obama said Thursday (January 8th) that he would propose a government program to make community college tuition-free for millions of students, an ambitious ...
December 12, 2014
Schools’ Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue
To hear Mikia Hutchings speak, one must lean in close, as her voice barely rises above a whisper. In report cards, her teachers describe her as “very ...
December 9, 2014
Leveraging Time for School Equity: Indicators to Measure More and Better Learning Time
Using standardized test scores as the main measure of educational achievement is not enough to capture the complexity of a student’s or school’s needs, ...
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 ...
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