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October 8, 2013
The Battle to Bring Back Pell Grants for Prisoners
Critics have long said that college classes behind bars coddle criminals. But here’s a no-brainer: Would you prefer living next door to a released prisoner ...
October 3, 2013
Strengthening ‘Grit’: One Key to Helping Low-Income, First-Generation Students Succeed
What’s the role of ‘grit’ in helping first-generation students from low-income families succeed in college?
October 1, 2013
Jan's Corner: Intervene Early to Get them Graduated
Early intervention is key to get kids on the right path to graduation.
September 30, 2013
Snapshot: Louisiana Council Passes Bill Recognizing Service on Diplomas
Starting this year, Louisiana high school students can earn a "distinction for community service" seal on their diplomas thanks to the Legislative Youth ...
September 23, 2013
Welcome to "First to Finish College"
An introduction to the First to Finish blog series, exploring the challenges of first-generation college students and how to make college accessible for everyone.
September 1, 2013
Back to School, with Better Data
Karen examines a growing commitment among leaders around the country to expand learning beyond the classroom and the traditional school day.
August 9, 2013
States Train Teachers on Common Core
States are plowing ahead on Common Core.
August 9, 2013
Ending Summer Vacation is Long Overdue—Here’s How to Pay for It
Summer is a popular time to write opinion pieces calling for the end of summer vacation as an anachronism that widens achievement gaps between rich and poor ...
August 9, 2013
BLOG SERIES: Innovations in Expanded Learning in Community Schools
The Coalition for Community Schools' nine-week blog series explores on how community school initiatives are supporting and strengthening innovations in expanded ...
August 7, 2013
Extended School Day Redesigned
Established by community activists, Young Achievers focuses on teaching science and math to students of color in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston. Young ...
July 31, 2013
Experiment with School Year Calendar Supported by Community Partners
The Des Moines Public School District has started to experiment with the calendar in order to provide an innovative classroom experience for children.
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 ...
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