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Learning Los Angeles: David Flores, Educator, on Rethinking Education

Julia Wasson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Education
Julia Wasson

Here David talks with Learning Los Angeles about how his own life has informed his beliefs about how we need to support educators and students.

12 Hours to Hack into Genius: NYC Students Learn Code, Create Apps, and Build Company Websites

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

While educators scramble to beef up STEM education, some programs are working to engage kids in hands-on projects, shepherded by experts in their field.

'Preschool for All' Shouldn't Be 'One-Size-Fits-All'

Sylvia Puente | Posted 11.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

As Latinos have the lowest preschool attendance rate of any group in the U.S., there's ample opportunity for the president's call to focus on boosting access for these young learners. There's also urgency.

LOOK: Teacher Gets 'At-Risk' Students To Produce Amazing Art

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts

It appears that this California teacher has truly reached his students. In an effort to avoid doling out detentions for graffiting at the alternati...

John Celock

'You Are Robbing Timmy To Pay Johnny' | John Celock | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in North Dakota wants to direct funds to provide milk for low-income students, but Democrats say that he may end up hurting...

Invest in Innovative Solutions That Work for Children and Families

Michele Jolin | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Michele Jolin

Investing in what works is a long-term economic growth strategy designed to strengthen our future workforce. It just makes sense, particularly as we look to find cost-effective ways to ensure that our nation's children receive the education and training that they require to compete globally.

The Need For Mentors Has Never Been Greater

Kathy Witkowicki | Posted 02.10.2013 | San Francisco
Kathy Witkowicki

January is National Mentoring Month, a reminder of both the value of mentoring and the pressing need for caring adults to step forward. If you can spend even just one hour a week mentoring, you can exert a meaningful influence on the life of an at-risk child.

Mentoring the Next Generation Towards STEM Careers

Kate Schrauth | Posted 08.12.2012 | Science
Kate Schrauth

Did you have a special chemistry teacher who helped light a spark that led to a career in science? Or a baseball coach who said your knack for calculating batting averages could be an asset in math class? If so, you're one of the lucky few.

Reading Turnaround Program Draws Assistance From Ivy Leaguers

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. As it tries to concoct a recipe for turning around a low-performing school, Wexler/Grant ...

Keeping Young Entrepreneurs Engaged: It's a Community Effort

Sylvia McKinney | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Sylvia McKinney

An entrepreneurial mindset can help at-risk students by offering them a more relevant approach to their education. Here are some key ways to keep next-generation entrepreneurs engaged.

A Visit to an Exceptional Charter School

Xavier L. Suarez | Posted 04.02.2012 | Miami
Xavier L. Suarez

One of the criticisms of charter schools is that they cater to a class of students who are not representative of the student body of a typical public school. A recent visit to North Park High School revealed how wrong that impression is.