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'We Don't Do Programs'

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

When speaking with educational leaders, I frequently hear them say, "We don't do programs." They lament that teachers and principals are often too dri...

Enabling Education: Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado

Cynthia Jeub | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Cynthia Jeub

It takes more than being smart to graduate, much less think about a first-generation higher education. It takes a learning environment, one that nourishes ambition and emphasizes routine.

Education and Business: Ideas for a Brighter Future

Laysha Ward | Posted 02.21.2013 | Education
Laysha Ward

So the education crisis is not a public sector problem, and it won't be solved by Washington alone. Building the workforce of tomorrow is our problem, too. And if we don't see that now, we'll be forced to face it soon.

Boys Hope Girls Hope Helps Give Children a Better Academic Future

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 01.16.2013 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Boys Hope Girls Hope provides a solution for families that do not have the means to give their child an education or the academic support that they need in order to succeed in an academic environment.

This November, Learning Is on the Ballot

Jennifer Peck | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education
Jennifer Peck

When you go to the polls this November, keep in mind what's at stake for our schools and communities. The school year matters, summer matters, and so does your vote.

Education Spending Not Buying Better Test Scores

Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

The federal government has spent more than $293 billion in the past decade to improve student academic performance, on top of a combined $5.5 trillion...

Counting Success One Student, One Community at a Time

Alma and Colin Powell | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
Alma and Colin Powell

The volume of conversation about education has increased over the last few years, but what's often lost are the very real stories of the young people whose lives are impacted and the people and programs that are beating the odds.

Kia Makarechi

Baking Cookies And Inspiring At-Risk Youth | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact

Cupcakes and gang violence aren't normally connected, but one Bay Area 26-year-old is taking a passion for well-crafted confections and a desire to pr...

Congress Decides Literacy is a Bridge to Nowhere

Joseph Kahne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joseph Kahne

How can we say with integrity that we want all students to have the core skills they need to succeed at the same time that we wipe out programs that provide powerful support for millions of children?

Alternative Spring Break: College Students Spend Week Off Volunteering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At colleges and universities across the nation, students are ditching plans to relax on sun-drenched beaches, opting instead to spend their spring bre...