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Your High School Grad Not Ready for College? Have Them Do This

Not everyone is ready for college directly after high school. College requires an investment of…

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Figure Skating in Harlem Focuses on Education and Gets Results

In 20 years the organization has worked with more than 1,000 girls

Figure Skating in Harlem is in its 20th year of teaching girls from age 6…

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Research Says After-School Programs Foster Interest in STEM

But Trump’s budget would slash funding to such initiatives

If children haven’t developed an interest in those fields by the time they leave middle…

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Silicon Valley Nonprofit Founder Tells How Tutoring Is the Path to Opportunity

Bay Area Tutoring Association addresses education inequities

He calls tutoring a bridge to opportunity and says “everybody needs tutoring. It helps students…

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You Need Math Awareness—Here’s Why

Collaboration, decomposing numbers, and pattern recognition are key to developing numeracy skills

Yet math competence is rewarded handsomely: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as reported…

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Top Teen Volunteers Show Can-Do Spunk

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and the NASSP recognize youth volunteerism

Harmonie Frederick, an irrepressible 11-year-old volunteer from Columbia, South Carolina, has been named one of…

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Viola Davis Reads Children’s Book for Online Video

Researchers say quality screen time for kids is OK

Last month, in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month (or JAM, get it?), Academy Award winner…

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‘Hamilton’ Star Says Teacher Saved His Life

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7 - May 12

Anthony Ramos, a star of ‘Hamilton,’ may think he does. According to New York Teacher,…

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Oliver Scholars Changes Lives

Scholarship. Leadership. Service.

When Richards was in the seventh grade, a teacher recognized his promise and recommended him…

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Let Girls Learn – No – Well, OK, We Think

The Trump administration is as usual unclear—but not about school lunches

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After a flurry of reports Tuesday afternoon announcing the immediate end of Let…

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Why Parental Social Networking Matters at Your Child’s School

Parents’ involvement is huge

I wrote a series on gifted children and, in interviewing Genevievette Walker-Lightfoot, mother of 5-year-old…

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‘Criminal Justice Policy Is Education Policy’

EPI report connects the dots between mass incarceration and low achievement in kids

The Economic Policy Institute recently issued a report that draws a straight line between parental…

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President Barack Obama Was Right About Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

What started out egalitarian now simply perpetuates class divides

President Barack Obama tried valiantly to shift the day’s focus: In 2015, he urged employers…

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Butler College Prep

Chicago’s Butler College Prep Stands Out

Recruiting from HBCUs a key to its success

Here’s a really great feel-good story out of Chicago, a city that has become nearly…

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Black Kids Need Black Teachers – Or Do They?

At one time all black kids had black teachers—we called it segregation

Studies have shown repeatedly that black teachers have higher expectations of black children (which is…

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Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos Seeks Input from Black Education Blogger

U.S. Education Secretary came across as ready to listen

Rhames also spoke directly with the secretary by phone for a solid hour and says…

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Are Your Kids’ Teachers ‘Highly Qualified’?

Low-income students most likely to have the least qualified teachers

Unlike other highly developed nations, the U.S. gives the most in resources to the wealthiest…

By Robin White Goode

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AmeriCorps

Why Is the White House Picking on AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps funding makes up .01% of the federal budget

With AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members serving in 12,000 public and parochial schools across the…

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Pregnant? College Prep for Your Little One Starts Now

C2 Education founder emphasizes importance of planning early

But I suspect that Kim would have wanted us to be much more ambitious for…

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Mighty Writers

Mighty Writers Shows That ‘Write Makes Might’

Free program in Philly develops kids’ writing skills

“Mighty Writers teaches kids to think, write, and communicate with clarity,” Robinson told me recently…

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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