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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 ...
June 4, 2014
[VIDEO] The Importance of Navigating Towards Your First Job
First-Gen student, Jairus Cater, talks about the importance of that very first job post-college.
May 8, 2014
[VIDEO] Supporting First Gens Entering the Workforce
We hosted a Google Hangout with two inspiring leaders in the movement to support first-generation college student success. In these clips, Yolanda Norman and Ben ...
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 ...
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