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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!
February 13, 2013
Is Eleven Years Old Too Young To Be Working Your Way Through College?
Demos' Jennifer Wheary recently met an 11-year-old who was already saving up for college, and it got her thinking. When is too early to start?
February 12, 2013
The “State of America’s Children/Youth” is Discouraging
As the President readies to deliver the State of the Union Address tomorrow night, advocates are delivering a “discouraging” assessment of the ...
February 6, 2013
Consumption Amenities in Higher Education
A great deal of attention has been paid to the issue of rising costs in higher education. A variety of explanations are in the public discourse, but the media often ...
February 5, 2013
The Rising American Electorate Talks Back: #BarackTalk
On February 12th, youth leaders are headed to Washington, D.C. to set the tone for the president's State of the Union address. #BarackTalk, an interactive State ...
February 1, 2013
Dispatches from the US Student Movement
shares reflections of student movements all over the country focused on student debt, election and voting rights for college students, coal, big ...
January 23, 2013
Turning Promising Signals Into Better Education Policies in Obama's Second Term
The weeks leading up to President Obama's second inauguration brought some good, if tentative, news on the education policy front.
January 22, 2013
Top 10 Skills Children Learn from the Arts
You don’t find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology ...
January 19, 2013
Recruiting and Retaining "Highly Qualified Teachers" for Hard-to-Staff Schools
What is known about recruiting and retaining teachers for hard-to-staff-schools runs counter to many of the assumptions undergirding the teacher quality provisions of ...
January 17, 2013
The Uniterrupted Scholars Act (VIDEO)
Federal lawmakers came together on a bill that will have great positive effects on the educational lives of children in foster care.
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