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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...

How Many Generals Does It Take to Screw in a Lightbulb?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

This is the repetitive world of war into which the young, especially in America's poorest schools, are being recruited, even if they don't know it, via JROTC. It's a Pentagon-funded program that ensures the country's all-volunteer military never lacks for new troops to dispatch to old conflicts.

WATCH: Teacher Calls Teach For America 'Extremely Damaging'

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.23.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Some public school teachers are speaking out against Teach For America, alleging that the organization's training is insufficient and that it threaten...

Has Teach For America Betrayed Its Mission?

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Aug 16 (Reuters) - When Wendy Kopp, just out of Princeton, founded Teach for America in 1989, she dreamed of recrui...

Cash-Poor Schools Poach Students From Rivals To Boost Rosters, Funding

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon March 8 (Reuters) - As American public school administrators look to bring in more money by recruiting students ov...

Should Schools Alone Be Held Accountable For Student Achievement?

| Sarah Garland | Posted 01.31.2012 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. What if schools didn't have to work alone to improve student achievem...

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?

The Global Search for Education: More Focus on Change

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

2011-08-16-Screenshot20110816at10.29.10AM.jpg Change is painful. Change takes time. Change is trial and error.

Why Affluent Parents Are Keeping Their Kids In Lower-Rated and Poor Schools

The Washington Post | Jay Matthews | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

For many years, families in the tree-filled Wakefield Chapel neighborhood of Fairfax County heard experts predict the school system would eventually m...

Poor Schools Continue To Have High Rates Of Unqualified Teachers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

According to a recent report published by the Education Trust, there continue to be high rates of unqualified teachers in American schools. Many are ...

Teachers Can't Vouch for McCain's "Voucher Plan"

Cheryl Lubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cheryl Lubin

As a high school teacher who dips into my own wallet to buy paper and pencils for students in the second largest school district in the land, I recognize the dangers of a pro-voucher McCain administration. Vouchers are not, as Obama so succinctly put it, the panacea for failing schools.