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Education For Recent Immigrants In NYC

JOHN MORENO-ESCOBAR | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education

Despite the fact that New York City is known for the diversity of its people, growing up as immigrant youth in this colorful city is not so easy. Limited opportunities due to language barriers, immigration status, family separation, work responsibilities, trauma or lack of support are some of the various factors that constantly affect the lives of many young immigrants.

Public Education Is Constantly Evolving And Progressing

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 07.27.2016 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

Day after day, public school leaders and educators perform acts of heroism. It's not the kind of heroism that makes headlines or gets social media attention, but it's heroism, nonetheless.

Stopping "Make America Hate Again"

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.24.2016 | Education
Randi Weingarten

This is a moment of reckoning for our country -- a battle for its soul and for our children's future. These two conventions last week highlighted very different visions for our country. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." That's true, but it doesn't bend on its own.

Facebook Gives Pathetic Excuse For Its Diversity Problems

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.18.2016 | Technology

Facebook says it’s having trouble hiring people of color because public schools are failing to educate them properly. The company is 52 percent whit...

A Good Idea That Will Again Fail

Jack Jennings | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

American school districts commonly spend less from state and locally generated funds in schools with concentrations of children from low-income families than they do in their other schools. Why?

The Role Of National Service In Building A Better Student Support System

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

Ensuring that every student has the opportunity to meet his or her full potential -- especially those dealing with the burdens and complications of living in poverty -- will require creative solutions from all sectors of our society.

Investing in Future Innovation: This Visionary Program Gets Students Hooked on STEM

NationSwell | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact

In calculus class, you'd never use the phrase "star student" to describe Chris Deyo. He was slow to complete assignments about strange-sounding concep...

Why has public education taken a back seat in this election?

Joel Gagne | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Joel Gagne

Education Reform is a phrase that has been thrown around the political world for decades. Conventional wisdom dictates that any time the word "education" has been brought up, you need to add "reform" to it to start a conversation.

Public Pianos, Vandalism & the Metrics of Hope (or, How to Win 99% of Bets)

Camille Zamora | Posted 06.18.2016 | Arts
Camille Zamora

There is much discussion in nonprofit-land these days about how we measure impact. To that end, how do we leverage the success metric of Sing for Hope Pianos placed in "at-risk" neighborhoods? Over 99% of these beautiful artist-designed pianos emerge not only un-vandalized, but having uplifted spirits on a broad scale.

Not All Teachers Want to Become Administrators

JP Fugler | Posted 06.08.2016 | Education
JP Fugler

Mindsets like these reinforce the age-old myth that teaching isn't hard work. Because summer. While that deserves an entirely separate article to dissect why it's false on a myriad of levels, I want to concentrate on the ramifications of such a toxic belief as it relates to an educator's aspirations.

College Counseling: Public vs. Private School - Which One Is Right For Me?

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
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Ishan Puri

Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.

Meaningful Support for Students of Military Families

Matthew Randazzo | Posted 06.02.2016 | Education
Matthew Randazzo

Nearly two million students in the U.S. have at least one parent serving in our nation's Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard. And yet somehow, as a nation, we are falling short of addressing the unique needs of these students.

We Should Celebrate Scholars as Much as Athletes

Harold O. Levy | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Harold O. Levy

For every talented high school athlete charging across the football field or basketball court to cheers from the stands, there are many talented students working quietly over a computer, a textbook or in a science lab. These students will build America's future.

The Best Place in the World for Screenwriters to Write

ScreenCraft | Posted 05.27.2016 | Los Angeles

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

8 Former Students Thank The Teachers Who Changed Their Lives

Posted 06.09.2016 | Education

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world,” said the youngest-ever Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai. In recognition of the...

5 Initiatives Keeping Public Schools Vital

Posted 05.24.2016 | Business

Like in most U.S. states, the landscape of education continues to evolve in California. As the ecosystem gets crowded with more and more options, from...

Schools and Communities Are Coming Together to Support Students' Mental Wellness

Carmen Fariña | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
Carmen Fariña

First and foremost as a grandmother, but also as a lifelong educator, I want to ensure mental health issues are not a barrier to any student's learning. In order to better reach all students and families, we've joined ThriveNYC.

Why Affluent Parents Should Demand Diverse Schools for Their Children

Katherine Meeks | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
Katherine Meeks

Even in diverse schools we still have a long way to go to reduce the achievement gap and make sure upper level classes are as diverse as the larger school. However, research shows that having diverse schools in the first place is the only way to get there.

Three Budget Cuts: Teachers' Solutions to Combat Tennessee's Deficit

Teach Plus | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Memphis Teaching Policy Fellows Meg Bounds, Celeste Brown, Austin Crowder, Katie Kaplan, Megan O'Connor, and Lydia Stoney It's Monday and, like ma...

Why This Homeschool Mom Sent Her Kids to School

Charity Craig | Posted 05.20.2016 | Education
Charity Craig

When I became a mommy, all I wanted was to protect my babies from all things evil. I would give them every opportunity for the best education possible.

Why Choosing The Right School For My Black Children Makes Me So Sad

Erin Riggins | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Erin Riggins

Somehow, the seemingly simple act of selecting the best school district in which to live and educate your children merits considerably more examination when you're black.

Diane Ravitch and Carol Burris Attack Anyone Who Disagrees

Peter Cunningham | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Recently, a prominent American citizen released a video urging the next president of the United States to spend one day teaching in a high-poverty sch...

Teachers Innovate Where Candidates Don't

Teach Plus | Posted 05.20.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Anne Eden It was a student who pointed it out to me. "Hey Miss! Why aren't the presidential candidates talking about our schools?" My sociolo...

How an Elite Education Reform Conference Felt More Like a #BlackLivesMatter Rally

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 05.17.2016 | Education
Marilyn Rhames

Stay woke. I wore those two words on a small button at the NewSchools Venture Fund Summit in San Francisco this week. Initially, people chuckled figu...

My Skin Color Gives No One The Right To Give Me a Different Education

The Skillman Foundation | Posted 05.10.2016 | Education
The Skillman Foundation

Oh no, I've got it -- it's because we're just poor black kids from Detroit who don't have a future anyways. Why promise us anything when we probably won't live past 18, right?