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Ed Today: Obama's Inaugural Education Mentions, Test Prep Bankruptcy

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.24.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

So There Was An Inauguration... As you might have heard, this weekend, President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term. And at the inauguration, he gave a speech. The Washington Post's Valerie Strauss teased out O's references to education. (Hint: There weren't many. For the most part, Obama lumped in education with other domestic policy issues in need of reform). More here from Politics K-12.

Tis The Season.. To Start Looking For A Job (With A Faith-Based Service Program)

Wayne Meisel | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

There are tens of thousands of service jobs available. And more and more young people -- and their parents -- are recognizing the opportunities for personal growth and the benefits of engaging in our communities.

Why Literary Look-Alikes Are Important for Kids

Aimee Eubanks Davis | Posted 03.05.2013 | Education
Aimee Eubanks Davis

Every literacy teacher I know has a story about the day a certain student really came alive in their classroom -- the day they found a book that they really connected with.

Demystifying the Teach For America Application

Jake Whitman | Posted 02.28.2013 | College
Jake Whitman

Preparation is the key to success in the application process, yet potential applicants do not all have access to the same amount of information.

Let Us Break Bread Together: Table Talk On Thursdays

Wayne Meisel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

A year from now, let's have more than 100 congregations and other groups follow Wesley Seminary's lead and gather folks around the table for food, fellowship and conversation.

The Global Search for Education: Teach All

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Teach For America exists to address the incredible gaps in educational outcomes that persist along racial and socio-economic lines in our country. We believe this is the greatest civil rights issue of our generation."

75 Percent Of Connecticut Town's TFA Recruits Leave Schools

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 12.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Kait moved out. Kate moved in. Same apartment, same job, same mission: To reach kids at o...

75 Percent Of Connecticut Town's TFA Recruits Leave Schools

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Kait moved out. Kate moved in. Same apartment, same job, same mission: To reach kids at o...

75 Percent Of Connecticut Town's TFA Recruits Leave Schools

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 02.05.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Kait moved out. Kate moved in. Same apartment, same job, same mission: To reach kids at o...

Inexperienced Teachers In L.A. More Likely To Be Assigned To Students Behind In Math

Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

Inexperienced teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are more likely to be assigned to students who on average are six months behind thei...

Minneapolis School Election Victories Backed By National Money

Star Tribune | Steve Brandt | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education

The campaign that put Josh Reimnitz on the Minneapolis school board this fall may go down as the one that brought money from national school-reform ad...

TFA Launches Veterans Recruitment Initiative

Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

After pledging to expand outreach efforts, Teach For America has announced its first veterans recruitment initiative. “You Served For America, N...

Outside Cash Floods New Orleans School Board Race

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Lesli A. Maxwell | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

In New Orleans, where 80 percent of students attend charter schools that are not overseen by an elected board, the race for a local school board seat ...

Don't Give Millennials What They Want, Invest in Them Short-term

Willie Matis | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Willie Matis

What if there was a program that gave millennials a chance to commit for just a short time -- to advance their resume by taking on leadership roles -- and a program that also harnessed the millennial generation's eagerness to make an impact?

Voice. Leadership. Community.

Amanda Fernandez | Posted 12.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Amanda Fernandez

I often talk about educational inequality in our country and the fact that Latinos now have the highest poverty rates in the nation and the lowest educational attainment. What I don't often talk about are those of us who have made it, that small percentage of us who beat the odds

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Andy Hargreaves

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Education should not be the privilege of a select few, but the basic civil right of every American child. We must act conclusively to narrow our domestic achievement gap and to narrow our international achievement gap so that our students will be able to compete globally in the next decade.

Diversity and Merit in College Admissions: A False Dichotomy

Wendy Kopp | Posted 12.10.2012 | Education
Wendy Kopp

All eyes are on the Supreme Court today as it considers Fisher v. University of Texas, its first case on the use of race in college admissions since 2003. If the Court sides with Fisher, our nation's colleges could soon become much less diverse -- with major repercussions in every sector of society.

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Howard Gardner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.30.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Has there ever been a more important time to debate the big picture questions of education? As nations around the world reform education to prepare their students for the 21st century workplace, are our students ready to compete?

Indonesia's "Three R's"

Stanley Weiss | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Stanley Weiss

For the government of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, determined to join the ranks of the world's truly advanced democracies, the "three R's" of modernization may as well be reading, writing, and road-building.

What Goldman Sachs Tells Us About Teach for America

Rui Dai | Posted 11.18.2012 | College
Rui Dai

The two-year noncommittal model of recruitment is amazing for attracting high-achieving students, but it is not sustainable for jobs that require a long-term commitment. Just like Goldman Sachs, Teach for America should scale down their two-year program.

Why I Support the Strike

Lindsey Rohwer | Posted 11.13.2012 | Chicago
Lindsey Rohwer

Too much is at stake not to stand up. I know what it might mean if students are out of school for another week. I also know what it will mean to continue denying them the resources needed to provide the education they deserve.

Are Great Teachers Born or Made?

Dan Brown | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Dan Brown

It's not always pretty, but my students have shown important progress toward college and career readiness -- something I could never claim from my rookie misadventure at P.S. 85. What accounts for the change?

Connections Between Teach for America and Parent Trigger

Shaun Johnson | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

TFA is ubiquitous. Everyone and their brother falls over each other to hand them money. I'm sure at one point TFA filled an important role.

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 d...

Unleashing America's Talent

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

Every year, national service provides tens of thousands of people with a year of service that teaches the skills and provides the experience demanded by nonprofit, corporate and public sector employers who are looking for workers in this challenging economy.