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Why Malia Obama’s Gap Year Is the Real News

Taking a purposeful year off has its benefits

But a purposeful, structured year off can be a meaningful time in a young person’s…

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Identity Is Part of the Curriculum at Eagle Academy Ocean Hill

School creates a web of support, accountability, pride, and self-esteem

“I want to better position them for sustained, independent success,” Meade says. “We’ve created an…

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Youth Digital Gives Kids the Tools to Create

Not just consumers, but technology creators

And we mean really create. We’re not giving them software that has its own built-in…

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Colette Morehead with her adult gifted children.
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One Mother’s Journey with Her Gifted Children | Part 2

Mother of three gifted children raises them to achieve

The director of the district’s gifted program was impressed with my grant-writing skills and insisted…

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The Morehead children, now adults. (Image: Courtesy of Colette Morehead)

One Mother’s Journey with Her Gifted Children

Mother of three gifted children raises them to achieve

He often complained to me about a white classmate that told him that he was…

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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education | Fact 10

Unequal spending contributes to educational inequality

Some states spend a lot to instruct their public school students; others spend relatively little.…

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Loyola High School a Beacon of Hope in Detroit

Leaders use faith and support to empower their graduates

“It’s a generational curse. Young men grow up without fathers, and then become fathers themselves…

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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education | Fact 9

Teachers are low scorers and receive low pay

The pay and prestige disincentives among the best and brightest to teach may pose an…

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Hill Harper Chosen As New Spokesman for National Honor Society

Tells students: ‘Honor Your Future Now’

A successful actor who now stars in Limitless, Harper says, “You don’t need a high…

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Economic Facts that Affect Your Child’s Education: Fact 8

The more poor kids there are in a school, the lower their achievement

However, some states with similar shares of low-income students have very different levels of proficiency.…

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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education: Troubling Fact # 7

Vermont gets more aid for poor children than Mississippi

States with fewer poor students get more antipoverty funding than states with more poor students.

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Black Enrollment in Single Digits at Gifted School in Diverse District

Sounding the call to desegregate advanced learning opportunities

Although more attention has been paid to black underrepresentation in gifted education, we must also…

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Kayla Hollaway and Camille Trotman with their JV Debate Team Championship plaque. (Image: Tapp Middle School)

Principal Opens Up About How Her Title 1 School Succeeds

Mostly black, low income—and thriving

Yet Tapp Middle School in Powder Springs, Georgia, offers a program for gifted students, an…

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Arnold O’Brien of New Dorp High School works at Concierge Ticket Brokerage, a virtual company. (Image: Virtual Enterprises Inc.)

Students Learn About Business by Running One

Virtual Enterprises International brings entrepreneurship to the classroom

“Students learn about business by running a business,” says Blanc. “VEI provides authentic learning opportunities…

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Is the U.S. a ‘Land of Opportunity’? Part 1

The greater your social capital, the greater your chances at opportunity

Whether we look at the results from the NAEP national assessment of students in grades…

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Executive Director Monique Rizer with BeTheChange CEO Alan Khazei and Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts  (Image: Shannon Finney Photography)

Opportunity Nation Says The Next President Can Do These 12 Things To Close Gap

12 action items for the next POTUS

A lot of things create an environment of opportunity—such as access to affordable housing, access…

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New Education Majority Study Surveys Families of Color on Schooling

Black and Hispanic families want higher standards, but lack political power

Although the survey captures the beliefs and concerns of black and Latino parents, it’s doubtful…

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More Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education: Fact 5

More schooling increases personal financial security

One year of additional schooling lowers the probability of a student later being unemployed by…

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8 Ways Elmont Memorial High School Clears the Path for Student Success

High expectations, individualized attention, and more go a long way

The school is a culturally diverse mosaic of the African Diaspora: Students hail from Haiti,…

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14 Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education: Fact 4

Want to avoid living in poverty? Develop quantitative skills

Although there is substantial variation in earnings within majors, those that emphasize quantitative skills—such as…

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