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September 24, 2012
AUDIO: This American Life -- Back to School
This broadcast of “This American Life” focused on kids and school reform, and the range of supports and skills children need to succeed in life.
September 18, 2012
Disconnected Youth: A Policy Priority after the Great Recession
Harry Holzer of Georgetown University explains how addressing today's youth can help recover the economy and future economies.
September 17, 2012
Reconnecting Our Youth to Fix Our Economy
A recent survey of opportunity youth found that, despite their challenges growing up, they remain optimistic about their future.
September 13, 2012
NYC Students Weave Student Voice into the Fabric of Their Schools
A New York City school shows the importance of youth voice in school policies and education.
September 13, 2012
100 Best Communities for Young People 2012
In a celebration of America’s young people and the communities most dedicated to helping local youth graduate from high school, America’s Promise Alliance ...
September 7, 2012
Skipping to Nowhere: Students Share Their Views about Missing School
Regular school attendance is critical to academic success, yet this report from the Get Schooled Foundation reveals young people are often unaware that skipping even ...
September 5, 2012
What’s the Best Way to Evaluate Teachers?
Good teachers are crucial to student learning, but just how do you measure a teacher's effectiveness? That's something many districts around the country are ...
September 4, 2012
New School Year Brings More Cuts in State Funding for Schools
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities ranks the states in a clear and simple bar chart of state cuts in per-pupil spending. Emergency federal stimulus aid ...
August 30, 2012
Hanging in the Balance: A Head Start for Low-Income Kids
Head Start is a program of the Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to ...
August 23, 2012
Letting Girls Play Architect, Designer, and Technologist
Year after year, three female students sat through college engineering and math classes asking themselves the same question—where are the girls?
August 23, 2012
Poll: How Americans Feel About Public Schools
Is balancing the federal budget more important than improving education? Should schools punish bullying that occurs away from school? Those are among the questions ...
August 22, 2012
High School Grads Miss Mark
Despite improvements across the board, the majority of high school graduates still aren’t college or career ready, according to a report by ACT, which ...
August 20, 2012
Students With Special Needs Staying in Traditional Schools
Public school districts are seeing higher proportions of children with special needs due to declining enrollment and charter schools that do not accept as many kids ...
August 17, 2012
No Child Left Behind: Not Dead Yet
Most states have received waivers from the federal No Child Left Behind law, but some have found flexibility harder to come by.
August 16, 2012
Expanded Learning Requires Expanded Thinking
Karen Pittman, co-founder and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, interviewed by Frameworks, stresses that we need to think about learning in its more intrinsic ...
August 15, 2012
Infographic: The Good Grade Pill
An infographic adapted from research exploring the teen use of "study drugs".
August 9, 2012
Students Push for Changes in Philadelphia School District's Discipline Policy
Student leaders and community allies working with the Campaign for Nonviolent Schools voiced their opposition on July 20, 2012 to the most recent draft of ...
August 1, 2012
Early Education for Success: Early Childhood Education's Impact on the Economy
Politicians from both sides of the aisle agree: early childhood education plays a crucial role in ensuring America’s global competitiveness. Even amid ...
July 27, 2012
Success Story: NYC Afterschool Advocates Block Funding Cuts
In a triumph of community activism, afterschool advocates across New York City have defeated proposed budget cuts that would have left more than 25,000 elementary, ...
July 27, 2012
What Sequestration Means to Students
The author says that students may be too young to understand the word "sequestration". But they will definitely feel the impact when they report to classes ...
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