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A Powerful Conversation on Schools, Poverty, and Race

I asked Nate why he’s so passionate about teaching. “It is a matter of life…

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Head Start

Head Start’s Long-Term Impact

The federal preschool program affects health, behavior, as well as educational outcomes

Research has consistently shown that early learning environments can profoundly influence a person’s later development,…

By Robin White Goode

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college admissions

Write Your Own Ticket to College Admissions—and Success

CGI Commitment to Action empowers students to tell their own stories

We felt that we could change the game on college admissions essays and use that…

By Robin White Goode

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guidance counseling

Virtual Guidance Counseling Is a Thing — and It Works

E-counseling 2.0 helps low-income students go to college

Could technology provide the answer by allowing fewer counselors to advise more kids? The idea…

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We Need More Guidance Counselors Now

Without advising, many students fall through the cracks

The average Indiana school counselor is responsible for 634 students, ranking the state among the…

By Robin White Goode

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smart

Don’t Tell Your Kids They’re Smart

And other tips for the first day of school

Don’t tell your kids they’re smart. Research has shown that telling kids they’re smart can…

By Robin White Goode

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no-excuses

No-Excuses Schools Raise Questions About Discipline

Some begin to modify their approach

But no-excuses schools—usually charter schools that serve predominantly black and brown children—follow a strict discipline…

By Robin White Goode

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homeschooling

More Black Families Are Choosing to Homeschool

Many parents are leaning towards homeschooling to not only to protect their kids, but to see them excel

But it isn’t unusual for black homeschooling families to also cite a desire to shield…

By Robin White Goode

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internet

How Do Your Teens Use the Internet?

OECD research says online use reflects socio-economic status

“But in all countries, what students do with computers, from using e-mail to reading news,…

By Robin White Goode

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children

What About the Children?

America’s Promise Alliance vice president of alliance engagement speaks out

A study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that nearly half of…

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struggling schools

Struggling Schools Can Turn Around

Transformational leadership is key

Can low-performing schools be turned around? According to the Brookings Institute, yes. And there are…

By Robin White Goode

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suspensions

Can This Type of Intervention Stop School Suspensions Before They Start?

The work of Stanford social psychologist, Jason Okonofua, shows great promise

There are stark racial disparities in out-of-school suspensions: Black students are nearly four times more…

By Robin White Goode

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social justice

Social Justice Courses Cast a Long, Empowering Shadow

Transformational coursework that is gaining interest and popularity

The article describes how the students’ life experiences at the time, some of whom were…

By Robin White Goode

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summer

Use the Summer to Help Your Kids Excel This Fall

Use time off from school to accelerate your child's learning

Summer learning loss is not insignificant. The losses are cumulative and can even affect college…

By Robin White Goode

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STEM

Formerly Homeless STEM Student Excels

Mentoring relationship one more way her future looks bright

But Wiggins attributes her success to the life-changing supports at Brookview, where she is remembered…

By Robin White Goode

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preschoolers

Obama Administration Puts Preschoolers on Path to Excel

$1 Billion investment supports quality early childhood education in 20 states

More importantly, the investment is yielding positive results. It has opened the way for lower-earning…

By Robin White Goode

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Obama

There’s an Obama in Your Classroom

The child in your class may grow up to be President of the United States

Class rosters don’t tell teachers how to pronounce our students’ names, let alone point out…

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low test scores

Do Run-Down Schools Trigger Low Test Scores?

Study says school buildings account for 70% of low performance

Buildings should absolutely be considered an important part of helping low income children succeed. The…

By Robin White Goode

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essay writing

College Essay Writing Season Is Now

Get ahead of the curve and hone your writing skills

“In high school, students aren’t often asked to write essays that extol their virtues from…

By Robin White Goode

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graduation

Kentucky Narrows Graduation Gap Between Low- and High-Income Students

Report from Everyone Graduates Center examines what works

“Kentucky is a state with rates of poverty that exceed the nation’s, but with graduation…

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How To

hire talent

How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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grief

How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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