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Gaston Caperton

Calling NY STEM Teachers!

Gaston Caperton | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Gaston Caperton

In New York, only 37 percent of 2010 high school graduates earned scores on their Regents exams indicating that they were ready to take on the rigors of a STEM degree or career.

Don't Forget Ed!

Gaston Caperton | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education
Gaston Caperton

Experts and journalists repeatedly tell us that the coming election will be determined by economic issues. As true as that might be, our economy simply will not grow if we don't educate our kids.

In Push For More College Grads, 'Very Profitable Nonprofit' Cashes In

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The national push to increase the number of Americans with college degrees is enriching at...

The Future of Chinese Language Education

Gaston Caperton | Posted 06.20.2012 | Education
Gaston Caperton

Knowing how to speak Chinese and understanding China's rich history is now recognized as a great asset to any American student who seeks an audience with the world.

New Style of Superintendent?

Richard Whitmire | Posted 06.09.2012 | Education
Richard Whitmire

The Harrison reforms started with superintendent Mike Miles asking a question: If 80 percent of my budget is devoted to salaries, shouldn't salaries be linked to performance? Sounds logical, but in the school world, that's radical thinking.

Education and the 2012 Election

Gaston Caperton | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Gaston Caperton

For decades, Americans have been searching for The Education President. Unfortunately, every four years it seems like a new issue comes along that pushes education to the back burner (the economy, terrorism, healthcare).

Are High Schoolers Prepared for College? New Data Says Only 43% of Class of 2011 is Ready

Gaston Caperton | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

College and career readiness are essential to America's future. We must ensure that by the time our students graduate high school, they are prepared to succeed and to compete to be the best in the world.

The Educational Crisis of Young Men of Color

Gaston Caperton | Posted 08.20.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

There is an education crisis facing young men of color. It's not on the front page of the newspaper, but it's out there, and if we fail to address this crisis together, the education level of the entire American workforce will decline for the first time in our history.

Why Successful School Turnarounds Work

John Thompson | Posted 08.12.2011 | Education
John Thompson

It is true that "troublemakers" are potential leaders, but turning them around takes a commitment that has been lost on most data-driven reformers.

State Capitals Campaign

Gaston Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

With the economy increasingly dependent on highly educated workers, education, now more than ever, is a crucial link between personal well-being and national strength.

Finding the Will: Can Superman Make Education a National Priority?

Gaston Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Gaston Caperton

During the most challenging times in our history, education has transformed our nation and set us apart from the rest of the world.

Addressing America's Growing Education Deficit

Gaston Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Gaston Caperton

We can debate the stimulus package to help pull us out of the recession, but make no mistake -- our growing education deficit over the long term is as great a threat to our nation's well-being as the fiscal crisis.