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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
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 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 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
Hear Our Voice: A Children’s/Youth Inaugural Address
A new video features unscripted voices and experiences of young Americans who know they have a stake in the next four years. Children and youth ages 5 to 25 from ...
January 17, 2013
How to Increase Parent Involvement in the Schools
Connect for Kids explores ways to work around both teachers' and parents' busy schedules to improve children's overall success in school.
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.
January 13, 2013
First in the Family: New Media Tools for First-Generation Students
: the youth-generated What Kids Can Do project has a "First in the Family" series with multimedia resources, advice and a new ...
January 11, 2013
Code of Conduct: Safety, Discipline, and School Climate (Quality Counts 2013)
As a shocked nation struggles to come to terms with the recent school shootings in Newtown, Conn., policymakers, school leaders, and the public alike have renewed ...
January 10, 2013
Chicago Youth Take a Stand Against School Suspensions
Students from the Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE) have been fighting against an overreliance on suspensions for minor behavior offenses in Chicago ...
January 9, 2013
5 Reasons To Complete the FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a free online application that anyone applying to college can fill out. The application puts you in ...
January 3, 2013
Students Spark a Food Recovery Movement on Campus
Ben Simon, the young founder of the Food Recovery Network, sparked a national movement for food recovery while a student at the University of Maryland.
December 18, 2012
This Is My Place: Middle Schoolers Talk About Social and Emotional Learning (VIDEO)
What most helps young people thrive in a challenging academic environment?
Answers from students bear out what research has found: social and ...
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