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Education Poverty

Mississippi Prepares New Push On Education

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

CLARKSDALE, Miss. -- It's early on a Friday morning, and high school chemistry students in Victoria Dawson's class are working equations at the board....

Growing Flowers From Concrete: Foster Care to Career

Students Rising Above | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifBecause of my background, I had always thought of myself as inferior to others. The idea that I was lesser than other people has always plagued me and limited what I believed I could accomplish.

How Do We Change the Dropout Factories in America?

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

It is imperative that we start treating all children the same by giving them equal opportunity to maximize their full potential. We cannot reduce poverty if we continue to relegate our kids to low expectations.

Character Is Destiny in How Children Succeed

Linda Flanagan | Posted 12.26.2012 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Journalist Paul Tough makes the case that non-cognitive qualities, rather than what we have in the way of gray matter, is what determines success. I.Q. is not destiny -- character is.

Kids in Poverty Can Still Learn

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

All kids can learn. But all kids cannot learn in the same way. It is incumbent upon us to meet these kids where they are and utilize the approach that best serves them, including offering more quality options for them.

Restoring Hope and Faith, One Young Child at a Time

Romanita Hairston | Posted 12.13.2012 | Impact
Romanita Hairston

The Center for Children in Poverty estimates that we have lost all of the gains we made over the past 50 years in child well-being. We've lost opportunity. We are facing a crisis that demands an urgent response in these politically charged and polarized times.

Paul Tough: The Obama Administration's Big Missed Opportunity

| Posted 11.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. What if much of what we think we know about success is wrong? What if the metrics we use i...

Joy Resmovits

Chronic Absenteeism Hurts Millions Of Students | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.17.2012 | Education

Danet Robaina-Cline, an attendance counselor at Chaparral High, considers her school lucky. Like other schools in Las Vegas, a city reeling from th...

Bolder, Broader Strategy to Ending Poverty's Influence on Education

Pedro Noguera | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Pedro Noguera

American policy makers and reformers must be willing to accept the obvious: School reform efforts can't ignore the effects of poverty on children's lives or on the performance of schools.

The Global Search for Education: The 20%

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The impact of poverty is significant in the outcomes of children in America's education system. So what should we be doing to support the approximate 20 percent of U.S. school children who live in poverty?

Arne and Bill's Misguided Adventure: An Open Letter

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.02.2011 | Education
Dr. Jim Taylor

Arne Duncan and Bill Gates, I really don't understand you two. How can you possibly say that public education can be reformed without eliminating poverty?