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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
Pittman: Expanded Learning Requires Expanded Thinking, Part 1
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 ...
July 26, 2012
Time for States to Step Up for Kids
Jan Richter says that this year’s Kids Count data book shows that kids and families are doing their part, but we as a nation are not doing ours to protect our ...
July 26, 2012
Choices Often Limited in ‘School Choice’ Programs
Many top private schools have chosen not to participate in statewide voucher and scholarship tax credit programs in states such as Ohio, Louisiana and Florida.
July 23, 2012
Student Voices on the Higher Education Pathway
In recent focus groups community college students expressed some frustration that without clearly defined goals and a clear understanding of how to get there, higher ...
July 20, 2012
Study Shows Chicago Counseling Program Reduces Youth Violence, Improves School Engagement
A new study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab, in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools and local nonprofits Youth Guidance and World ...
July 18, 2012
Master Teacher Corps: Barack Obama Proposes $1 Billion Effort to Boost Students' Achievement In Math, Science
The Obama administration unveiled plans to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost students' achievement in STEM subjects.
July 16, 2012
America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2012
The infant mortality rate, the preterm birth rate, and the adolescent birth rate all continued to decline, average mathematics scores increased for 4th and 8th ...
July 13, 2012
Keeping Kids Academically Sharp During Summer
t's impossible to overestimate the role that parents can play in their children's education. In addition to being their children's first teachers, parents ...
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