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Education Gap

The Global Search for Education: Coming Together

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.18.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"While some celebrated the accomplishments of the first African-American president, others devolved into deep-seated anger about how his presidency al...

Focus on the Delta: The Role of a University in a Widget Driven World

Carine M. Feyten | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Carine M. Feyten

"I look to the diffusion of light and education as the resource most to be relied on for ameliorating the condition, promoting the virtue, and advanci...

Yes! Women Have Achieved Equality In At Least One Place

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business

Women have achieved equality with men when it comes to college degrees, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released on Tuesday. Now, the challenge i...

The Test-Centered School

Peter Greene | Posted 01.10.2017 | Education
Peter Greene

We have districts that are looking at structural changes based not on what's best for the students or even what works best with the available physical plants. They are looking at structural changes primarily based on what will have the best effect on their test-based accountability measures.

November Jobs Report: Are Labor Market Gaps Closing?

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | Posted 11.25.2016 | Business
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

With the Fed likely to raise interest rates at the upcoming December meeting, economists are watching the November jobs report closely. What's next for the labor market? Here's what we're watching for in Friday's report:

7 Facts School Leaders Want You To Know About Kids In New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.09.2015 | Black Voices

Take a look at the current state of education in New Orleans and you’ll see things have steadily improved since 2005, the year Hurricane Katrina dev...

An Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

Kyle Redford | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Kyle Redford

Frankly, I was nothing short of stunned by your lack of understanding of the policies and approaches to dyslexia in our public schools.

Why Not Commit to Win-Win School Improvement?

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
John Thompson

Expanded A.P. helps students, who might otherwise be denied an opportunity to improve their writing and critical thinking skills, to learn challenging skills for mastery. Isn't that also supposed to be the purpose of Common Core -- providing college readiness learning opportunities?

Race to the Top: A Metaphor Reconsidered

Arnold Dodge | Posted 06.06.2015 | Education
Arnold Dodge

Note to presidential candidates: Come up with a more appropriate metaphor for the next federal educational initiative. The current one is ridiculous at best. Just what were the planners and handlers thinking when they came up with the name for the largest national education initiative in history?

Wives With More Education Than Their Husbands Aren't Doomed To Divorce After All

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.24.2014 | Divorce

According to previous research, women with more education than their husbands were more likely to divorce. Fortunately, new data proves that that's no...

3 Reasons to Be Proud for Supporters of Education Equality

Dan Cardinali | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
Dan Cardinali

On March 27, policymakers, teachers, philanthropists and Integrated Student Supports providers rolled up their sleeves, pulled up their chairs, and sat down at the table -- both literally and figuratively. And with that, ISS officially became a part of the national conversation.

When Stakes are High and Outcomes Questionable, Parents Should Resist

Arnold Dodge | Posted 05.31.2014 | Education
Arnold Dodge

The stress that is put on the whole system is troubling. The stress put on individual students is unconscionable.

From Ideas to Action: Cities as Drivers of Economic Opportunity

Ben Hecht | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

By accelerating the ability of cities to adapt and grow, we will accelerate our nation's economic growth and competitiveness.

Not a Big Fan of My Brother's Keeper

César Vargas | Posted 05.06.2014 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

Poor people are under a great deal of stress. Their spirits are under a lot of stress. To tell them that they have no excuse is not just irresponsible. It's dangerous.

Lost in Wonderland

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Right now, far too many kids are still receiving a haphazard education that doesn't allow kids to enter the larger civic and cultural conversation. That is bad for all kids, but it puts a barrier in front of any kid whose family is unable to fill in the gaps.

50 Years and Counting: Continuing Our War Against Poverty

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

Our current perception of poverty is just as problematic as our lackluster means for addressing it.

M. Night Shyamalan: Education Reform Is NOT All About Class Size And Funding

Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents

M. Night Shyamalan, director of "Sixth Sense," has taken a new turn in his career, shifting his focus from blockbuster thrillers to education reform. ...

$46,432 vs. $372 -- Community Colleges and Philanthropic Support

Félix Matos Rodríguez | Posted 07.28.2013 | College
Félix Matos Rodríguez

Among many significant findings presented in a recent report from The Century Foundation Task Force on Community Colleges, there was one that truly su...

WATCH: The Most Inspiring Thing You're Going To See Today

Posted 04.05.2013 | Women

We've found the next must-see film on our list. "Girl Rising," a movie produced by the girls education campaign 10x10, tells the stories of nine y...

Education for Children and Youth in Conflict

Cornelia Janke | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Cornelia Janke

Hundreds of thousands of children have already sacrificed their education to conflict. Maybe post conflict reconstruction is precisely the time for innovation and change in basic education. If not now, then when?

School Reform Through the Pre-K to Third Grade Continuum

Arthur Reynolds | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Arthur Reynolds

For educational reforms to produce the gains that are needed in the information economy, two basic performance gaps must be addressed.

Closing the Achievement Gap

Elsa Nunez | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education
Elsa Nunez

What can we do about it? States need to enact multiple initiatives simultaneously -- policies that will help to create a comprehensive and cohesive policy framework.

Housing Choice Vouchers Don't Lead to Better Education

Philip Tegeler | Posted 02.03.2013 | Education
Philip Tegeler

America needs more programs that improve educational opportunities for low-income families, not ones that build more hurdles for their children to have successful life outcomes.

The Equity and Economic Educational Imperative

Noël Harmon | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education
Noël Harmon

As more African American and Hispanic students are failed by America's education system and drop out of school, they are also missing out on the opportunity to be full participants in society and the workforce.

Black Colleges and the Achievement Gap: Can HBCUs Be the Answer to Closing the Gap?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 02.01.2016 | Education
Curtis Valentine

While the 105 HBCUs represent just 3 percent of the nation's institutions of higher learning, they graduate nearly 20 percent of African Americans who earn undergraduate degrees. HBCUs present an opportunity to shape how we close achievement gaps even before they begin.