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We'll Miss You, Sam

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Our field has lost a great man and a great champion for children at risk. We'll miss him a lot.

The Global Search for Education: Can Tech Help Students Learn?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.05.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

A new report, "Students, Computers, and Learning: Making the Connection," investigates the stats on crucial contemporary issues of technology and education. The author, Francesco Avvisati, is an analyst of education reports for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).

Happy 50th Birthday, Head Start!

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 05.21.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Of all the Great Society programs, Head Start is perhaps the most popular. It provides center-based services to millions of very cute 3- and 4-year-olds, mostly children from disadvantaged families. If members of the public, educators, and policy makers know a single conclusion from educational research, it is that early-childhood programs have long-term positive impacts.

Study Reveals Sad Link Between Poverty And Children's Brain Development

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science

We've long known that children from affluent families get a head start that can translate into a long-lasting advantage, especially when it comes to a...

To Overcome Poor Schools, Students Need to Be Engaged

Karen Pittman | Posted 02.07.2015 | Education
Karen Pittman

Engagement is one of the most powerful determinants of success for people of any age. It has been an ingredient that has helped the academically weaker students in strong high schools graduate on time; yet its absence allowed the stronger students to fall behind.

The Thing That Makes All The Difference In How Your Life Pans Out

Tammy Bleck | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

There's one good thing about building your life from the dirt up, you recognize the bottom and the people you met there. You respect it, and them. And while you don't want to live there, you know it says more about you than anything else you will ever do.

Surprising Kids With Dream Toys Is Truly Priceless

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.24.2013 | Parents

How do you teach children that Christmas is about giving and not just getting? The team at BuzzFeed came up with one incredible answer. First, the...

Dream School, Dream World

David Arquette | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
David Arquette

In a world full of self-appointed and uncertified judges who wildly swing gavels while pointing their proverbial fingers at anyone that doesn't fit in, sentencing them to humiliation and ridicule regardless of the fact that their only crime is that of individuality.

Saki Knafo

Child Poverty On The Rise: New Report | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.26.2012 | Parents

The "Kids Count" report, one of the most widely cited surveys of how children are faring in the United States, hasn't offered much good news in recent...

'Year Up Chicago' Gives Disadvantaged Youth a Chance to Work

David Vognar | Posted 09.09.2012 | Chicago
David Vognar

Sitting down with Year Up Chicago's executive director Alan Anderson, one can immediately understand how his program is on track to graduate its 70th student.

A Unique I Create-NFTE Entrepreneurship Program For Disadvantaged Youth And Women

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

India, a growing economic power with the largest number of billionaires in the world outside of USA, (even more than in China), unfortunately also has the largest number of poor in any country in the world.

A Two-Track High-School System Is a Must for Education Reform

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dr. Jim Taylor

We need to get with the times (of economic upheaval, uncertainty, and disparity) and admit that a liberal arts education is a luxury that most students can ill afford. Why? Because it isn't useful.