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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
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 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 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 ...
April 1, 2014
Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
This KIDS COUNT policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation adds more data to the assertion that where a child’s family is from and where they live ...
March 25, 2014
To Improve Educational Access in NYC, Waive Application Fees
[COMMENTARY] Mayor de Blasio may be vying for the title of “educational access” mayor in NYC, but he remains silent on issues that would boost higher ...
March 19, 2014
Can "Collective Impact" Work for Education Reform?
A study examines how community institutions in three mid-sized cities can use the "collective impact" model to tackle social and educational challenges.
March 13, 2014
To Close the College Readiness Gap, Do Business Differently
Rather than pushing college readiness, Paymon Rouhanifard plans to focus on improving school safety and renovating facilities as a first priority.
March 10, 2014
The Generation Schools Network Model
The Generation Schools Network explores how schools with tight budgets can achieve dramatic improvements not by increasing spending, but by redeploying their resources.
February 11, 2014
Why My Competency-Based School Failed – And How It Can Help Yours Succeed
In 2008, we launched an experiment in St. Louis with tremendous promise. Just a few years later it closed. Here's what we learned.
January 13, 2014
‘Unschooling’ and Readiness for Success: A Disconnect
We know that America’s education system needs to be revamped, but is the answer to “unschool” our young people? Disturbingly, some people think so.
January 8, 2014
Expanding Learning, Expanding Opportunities (VIDEO)
Engaging classes in every subject. Enriching encounters with the arts. Fun physical activities and healthy nutrition. Guided explorations of ...
December 19, 2013
Why Teaching is Harder than Rocket Science
A former NASA engineer now teacher acknowledges that teaching kids is harder than building rockets.
December 9, 2013
Showcasing Practice in Expanded and Competency-Based Learning: MC2 Charter
MC2 Charter School is a free public school that provides the conditions that enable each individual to become empowered with the knowledge and skills to use his or ...
December 6, 2013
Youth Catalyze High School Standardized Testing Reform in Ohio
High school students concerned with the standardized testing requirements for graduation in Ohio catalyze reform.
December 4, 2013
Bi-Annual Survey of Youth Attitudes Toward Politics and Public Service
In its bi-annual survey, the
Harvard Institute of Politics
reveals that a solid majority of Millennials disapprove of the comprehensive health ...
November 29, 2013
Five Steps to Reboot Schools
"Are we really preparing our students for success in the modern world? The data say no.
November 18, 2013
Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs From Urban Youth
How can high-quality arts programs attract and retain low-income urban tweens?
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