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Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 5: Time to Keep the American Promise

Frank Islam | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Frank Islam

We believe the country and its citizens are better than that and the appropriate solution is to do all we can to help these poor kids in crisis by embracing DOE's regulation. In our opinion, that should only be the starting point, however.

Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 4: Kids in Crisis.

Frank Islam | Posted 06.02.2016 | Education
Frank Islam

[This is the fourth in a series of five blogs that we will post on grit and what it means for poor kids.] In the first blog, we introduced the concep...

Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 3: The Grit-Builders - Communities, Schools and Families

Frank Islam | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Frank Islam

This is the third in a series of five blogs that we will post on grit and what it means for poor kids.

Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 1: The Importance of Grit.

Frank Islam | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
Frank Islam

Regardless of whether it's "key" or "essential", the question becomes how does one get grit? Who and what helps to build the "passion" and "perseverance" necessary for success? These questions are important for any one at any age.

Jungle Dentist Treats Thai Kids

Ben Barber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ben Barber

When a petite Thai-American dentist in suburban Maryland learned that 90 percent of the children in her ancestral country lacked dental care, she traveled to remote jungle regions to fill cavities, pull teeth and treat abscesses.

News From Philadelphia: A Dramatic Drop

Dr. Susan Neuman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education
Dr. Susan Neuman

In Philadelphia, word comes from my colleague Donna Celano that the school year is not exactly starting out on the right foot. Currently, 53 public s...

Rich Kid, Poor Kid: How Mixed Neighborhoods Could Save America's Schools

| Sarah Garland | Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. During the half century that Theresa Cartwright has lived in the East Lake neighborhood of...

Saki Knafo

They Live In Motels And On Friends' Couches, But Are These Kids Homeless?

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education

Homeless kids have the right to an education. That's the basic rationale behind the McKinney-Vento Act of 1987, a law meant to ensure that homeless ki...

Denver Foundation Aims To End Hunger This Summer

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.11.2011 | Denver

It’s the final week to donate to The Denver Foundation’s Campaign for Hunger Relief to help local impoverished children gain access to food this s...