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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 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
Arts Education Seen as Common-Core Partner
"At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the painting 'El Jaleo'—a canvas spanning 11 feet that features a flamenco dancer—is a ...
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 ...
December 13, 2012
VIDEO: Young Leaders Share Stories with Dept. of Education
A video highlighting the National Council of Young Leaders' meeting with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in October 2012.
December 6, 2012
Do Value-Added Methods Level the Playing Field for Teachers?
Value-added models have caught the interest of policymakers because, unlike using student tests scores for other means of accountability, they purport to “level ...
December 5, 2012
Inseparable Imperatives: Equity in Education & the American Economy
For most of the last sixty years, the United States has labored to provide a quality education to all children, regardless of their skin color or socioeconomic ...
December 4, 2012
Solving a National Crisis: Youth Employment and Opportunity
Youth unemployment is at the highest level since World War II. A Casey Foundation report looks at what we know and what works, and we break it down.
December 3, 2012
In Chicago, Public Schools & Teachers Work Towards a 'Common Core'
Some states, including Illinois, have recently adopted new public school curriculum guidelines called the Common Core State Standards. While some teachers feel relief ...
December 3, 2012
VIDEOS: Presidents Helping Children & The American Dream for Kids
These new videos and an accompanying report show how past Presidents have invested in children--and why the current administration needs to do the same.
November 30, 2012
Failure is Not an Option: How Ohio's High-Achieving & High-Poverty Schools Succeed
This study from Public Agenda, a national, nonpartisan research and public engagement organization, suggests that high-poverty schools can succeed, in spite of ...
November 20, 2012
Unlearning is Critical
Unlearning is the key to high school reform.
November 19, 2012
Kids Online: Opportunities and Challenges in Social Networking Forums
As readers of this blog already know, many people are hopeful about the opportunities that online environments can provide for children. There is great promise for ...
November 15, 2012
Youth Invincibles Cuts Through the Noise & Offers Real Reforms to Federal Financial Aid
Young Invincibles interviewed thousands of college students on student debt - here are their finding and policy recommendations based on what they heard.
November 14, 2012
Big Ideas: Children in the Southwest
The Southwest is home to more than one-fourth of America's children. This unique set of publications brings some of America's most innovative thinkers ...
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