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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 ...
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 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 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 ...
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