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July 19, 2013
I Am Education: Kids Tell All [VIDEOS]
This five-part video series of youth voices features five amazing kids and their stories about what it's like to be in school every day.
July 15, 2013
VIDEO: School to Prison Pipeline
The advancement project explores the school-to-prison pipeline by talking to youth in schools with high security.
July 10, 2013
Breakfast Buddies: Empowering Students in Before-School Hours
Programs in the before-school hours at Roosevelt Elementary Community School give youth a head start on the day.
July 9, 2013
An Exercise in Political Courage: Investing in What Works
Momentum for evidence-based policies appears to be reaching new heights, which brings both good news and challenges for advocates, practitioners and policymakers.
July 3, 2013
Discover the Summer in Ogden
All youth in Ogden, Utah have plenty of expanded learning opportunities to choose from this summer - here are some of the ways youth can stay engaged on their summer ...
June 26, 2013
Strengthening ELO Activities into the Weekend
Few adults could imagine kids wanting to go to school on the weekends but at select community schools in Hartford, students and families are doing just that.
June 19, 2013
New Haven: Boosting Afterschool with Partners & Data to Get Results
In the past three years, school and community leaders have worked strategically to grow afterschool programming in 11 of New Haven’s schools, resulting in ...
June 14, 2013
More Time in School?
Karen Pittman reacts to a New York Times online forum on increasing learning time in school.
June 13, 2013
Cincinnati is Open for Business During School Breaks
To maintain a continuity of support for students, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) have opened their school buildings to families, communities, and partners, even when ...
May 23, 2013
Do Americans Know How Well Their State’s Schools Perform?
Will Common Core, designed to standardize the curriculum in core academic subjects and eliminate differences in the definition of student ...
May 21, 2013
Could the Arts Spark an Education Revolution?
A man, a troubled middle school and one unlikely decision that sparked a turnaround.
May 21, 2013
Collaborative Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention
"If you look at the violence in our community, I don't expect to be around in a couple years. So why should I use a condom?"
This quote from ...
May 15, 2013
Youth Voices: Young, Ambitious and Homeless
Two brave youth with ambition and a desire to succeed share how the barriers of homelessness affected their pathways to education and employment
May 8, 2013
Reconnecting Students in Montana (VIDEO)
About one in three American Indian students in Montana will drop out of high school, according to a recent study. It's a statistic that's higher than the ...
May 6, 2013
Let's Get Fiscal: The Cliff, the Compromise and You
What the "fiscal cliff" and compromises will mean for children, youth and families.
May 2, 2013
Opinion: Why Student Evaluations Matter
Thomas Kane, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Brown Center on Education Policy, says that student surveys are ubiquitous in higher education as a means of ...
April 29, 2013
Teacher Value-Added: Do We Want a Ten Percent Solution?
“Value-added”—a shorthand for judging teachers based on their students’ scores on standardized tests—has been a bone of contention in ...
April 23, 2013
Pennsylvania Leadership Teams Up to Help Struggling Students
A new initiative in Pennsylvania, led by their first lady, aims to keep students on track to graduate acros the state.
April 3, 2013
The 10 Ideas Series: Roosevelt Campus Network
The Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network is proud to announce
the release of the 2013 10 Ideas Series
, our premier annual publication featuring over ...
April 2, 2013
You Can't Build Peace with a Piece: April Action & More
Youth across the country are leading a movement for solutions to gun violence that work.
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