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Evidence-Based Resources Needed for Flint

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Lead poisoning is devastating to the nervous systems of infants. It leads to diminished cognitive functioning, as measured by IQ tests and school performance, across a person's entire life. The kids in Flint deserve special attention and immediate effective intervention.

Teaching the Next Generation of Leaders

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
Ola Ojewumi

As children we are taught to be leaders and not followers. In real life, there is no blueprint for successful leadership. We all have an image in our ...

Substitute Teacher Allegedly Scammed Federal Tutoring Program Of Hundreds Of Thousands

Posted 01.30.2013 | Education

A New York City substitute teacher is accused of running a scam through a tutoring service that between 2005 and 2012 billed the government for milli...

A Broken College Pipeline in Dire Need of Repairs

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 11.25.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Persuading students to consider going to college takes a village. Teachers, counselors, administrators, community members, non-profits, and colleges must participate and collaborate.

Tough On Kids

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

We're not sure. Although we agree that the destinies of young people are malleable, we worry as well about the difficulty of achieving the right balance in school between character education and academic preparation.

HIV-Positive Boy Eyes Admission Offer After Milton Hershey School Reverses Rejection

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A ninth-grader from the Philadelphia area is considering an admissions offer by a private boarding school after it announced a...

Milton Hershey School Backtracks, Decides To Accept HIV Student

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania school for lower income and socially disadvantaged students said Monday it will now treat HIV-positive applican...

Unlikely Academic Overcame Obstacles, Now Helping Struggling Students

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. After her brother was killed by gunfire, and with no parents to turn to for help, Patrici...