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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 ...
July 12, 2012
Teaching Kids to Have Some Grit and Life Skills as Important as Academics
Youth Today describes the results of the National Research Council report on Education for Life and Work, which shows that students need to learn not just the three ...
July 6, 2012
No Child Left Behind Whittled Down by White House
The New York Times reports on the extent that the Obama Administration’s waiver program for No Child Left Behind has begun to refocus how to measure educational ...
July 6, 2012
City Grade-Level Reading Awards Presented to 14 Communities
The National Civic League announced the winners of its 2012 All-America City Grade-Level Reading Award, recognizing 14 communities that have developed ambitious, ...
July 2, 2012
Reflections of a Father: Overcoming Racism in American Schools
In the latest commentary for
, contributor Eric J. Cooper, president and founder of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, contends ...
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