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Economic Inequality and Social Immobility

Richard Buery | Posted 07.20.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

In March, NY adopted a budget where a $10 billion budget shortfall was closed by cuts in education, health, and human services. These cuts will have profoundly negative effects on NY's most vulnerable citizens.

Budget Cuts May Spell No More High School Football

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

High school football is undeniably a focal point in many American communities. Friday nights find students, parents, teachers, alumni and other locals...

An Opening for Digital Learning

Lucy Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lucy Friedman

Will these tools to help students go further, faster and be available to kids who have the farthest to go?

A Win for Expanded Learning

Lucy Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lucy Friedman

Funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers would be increased by $135 million next year, potentially helping 135,000 more kids

Unlocking the Power of More Learning Time

Lucy Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lucy Friedman

There's more than one way to expand the school day so that kids make academic gains, engage more deeply in school and develop the resiliency they need to persist through high school and college graduation.

WATCH: Detroit Community In Uproar Over Principal's Suspension

Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

A Detroit principal was suspended without pay Wednesday for allegedly padding the payroll for teachers at an elementary after school program, reported...

Everyday Heroes Building Stronger Communities

Stephen Salinas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stephen Salinas

In the next two weeks over 1,000 children in Los Angeles will enroll in our after school program and pledge to become of part of the solution that keeps their communities from falling behind.

Sebastian Ruth Brings Free Music Lessons To Underserved RI Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For musician Sebastian Ruth, providing music lessons to poor Providence, R.I. students started as a small project and has evolved into a full-time cal...

Dinner For The District's Kids

Here's Life Inner City | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Here's Life Inner City

For many DC children, the meals they receive at school are the only food they get on any given day.

Music Unites Hosts Classical Showcase With Charlie Siem To Benefit Music Education

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Since he first picked up the violin at the tender age of three, classical artist Charlie Siem has been on a quick rise to stardom. On April 29, the sa...

Inside Out Community Arts, Changes Lives Through Art

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

I think you are going to be very touched by the amazing work being done by "Inside Out Community Arts" an organization based in Venice, California.

Taking Action for Arts Education: Charles Segars

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Charles Segars, Chair of the Campaign to Save Arts Education for LAUSD, spoke with ForYourArt about arts advocacy after his testimony in support of the measure to appropriate $180 million for the NEA.

Music Unites Youth Choir Records Original Song at Tainted Blue Recording Studio

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Edgar

The Music Unites Youth Choir was given the opportunity this past week through New York charity Music Unites to visit Tainted Blue Recording Studio in ...

The Best of L.A. in Action

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Candy Spelling

Despite our state's projected multi-billion-dollar deficit, the after school program LA's Best not only survives, but thrives.

Strapped Students Get A Chance To See Broadway Firsthand

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

New York and New Jersey students in arts-poor schools are getting the theatrical chance of a lifetime thanks to a dedicated English teacher and some a...

CNN Heroes: New Orleans Kids Plant 'Roots Of Music'

Huffington Post | Tam Vo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After Hurricane Katrina, many schools stopped offering music programs due to budget cuts. New Orleans native Derrick Tabb keeps students off the stree...

Who's Doing Good? Michaela Pereira And LA's BEST

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Causecast works with over 50 of our nation's most active and innovative nonprofits, and we thought it was about time that we started highlighting some...

Does Money Matter Most? Finding a Silver Lining for Schools in Recessionary Times

W. Norton Grubb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
W. Norton Grubb

Since increased revenues are unlikely, the recession provides an opportunity to rethink the relationship of money to effective school resources, and to develop new approaches.