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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 ...
December 19, 2013
Why Teaching is Harder than Rocket Science
A former NASA engineer now teacher acknowledges that teaching kids is harder than building rockets.
December 9, 2013
Showcasing Practice in Expanded and Competency-Based Learning: MC2 Charter
MC2 Charter School is a free public school that provides the conditions that enable each individual to become empowered with the knowledge and skills to use his or ...
December 6, 2013
Youth Catalyze High School Standardized Testing Reform in Ohio
High school students concerned with the standardized testing requirements for graduation in Ohio catalyze reform.
December 4, 2013
Bi-Annual Survey of Youth Attitudes Toward Politics and Public Service
In its bi-annual survey, the
Harvard Institute of Politics
reveals that a solid majority of Millennials disapprove of the comprehensive health ...
November 29, 2013
Five Steps to Reboot Schools
"Are we really preparing our students for success in the modern world? The data say no.
November 18, 2013
Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs From Urban Youth
How can high-quality arts programs attract and retain low-income urban tweens?
November 1, 2013
Transforming Urban High Schools with Social & Emotional Learning
Chicago's poster child high school for school violence is making news as a turnaround school, where staff do everything in their power to build a community of ...
October 25, 2013
Clueless About College
"It was mid-October of my senior year, and it was the first time I’d been called into my guidance counselor’s office. “Do you plan on going to ...
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
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 ...
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