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3 Reasons to Be Proud for Supporters of Education Equality

Dan Cardinali | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Dan Cardinali

On March 27, policymakers, teachers, philanthropists and Integrated Student Supports providers rolled up their sleeves, pulled up their chairs, and sat down at the table -- both literally and figuratively. And with that, ISS officially became a part of the national conversation.

When Stakes are High and Outcomes Questionable, Parents Should Resist

Arnold Dodge | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Arnold Dodge

The stress that is put on the whole system is troubling. The stress put on individual students is unconscionable.

From Ideas to Action: Cities as Drivers of Economic Opportunity

Ben Hecht | Posted 03.21.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

By accelerating the ability of cities to adapt and grow, we will accelerate our nation's economic growth and competitiveness.

Not a Big Fan of My Brother's Keeper

César Vargas | Posted 03.07.2014 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

Poor people are under a great deal of stress. Their spirits are under a lot of stress. To tell them that they have no excuse is not just irresponsible. It's dangerous.

Lost in Wonderland

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Right now, far too many kids are still receiving a haphazard education that doesn't allow kids to enter the larger civic and cultural conversation. That is bad for all kids, but it puts a barrier in front of any kid whose family is unable to fill in the gaps.

50 Years and Counting: Continuing Our War Against Poverty

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

Our current perception of poverty is just as problematic as our lackluster means for addressing it.

M. Night Shyamalan: Education Reform Is NOT All About Class Size And Funding

Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents

M. Night Shyamalan, director of "Sixth Sense," has taken a new turn in his career, shifting his focus from blockbuster thrillers to education reform. ...

$46,432 vs. $372 -- Community Colleges and Philanthropic Support

Félix Matos Rodríguez | Posted 07.28.2013 | College
Félix Matos Rodríguez

Among many significant findings presented in a recent report from The Century Foundation Task Force on Community Colleges, there was one that truly su...

WATCH: The Most Inspiring Thing You're Going To See Today

Posted 04.05.2013 | Women

We've found the next must-see film on our list. "Girl Rising," a movie produced by the girls education campaign 10x10, tells the stories of nine y...

Education for Children and Youth in Conflict

Cornelia Janke | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Cornelia Janke

Hundreds of thousands of children have already sacrificed their education to conflict. Maybe post conflict reconstruction is precisely the time for innovation and change in basic education. If not now, then when?

School Reform Through the Pre-K to Third Grade Continuum

Arthur Reynolds | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Arthur Reynolds

For educational reforms to produce the gains that are needed in the information economy, two basic performance gaps must be addressed.

Closing the Achievement Gap

Elsa Nunez | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education
Elsa Nunez

What can we do about it? States need to enact multiple initiatives simultaneously -- policies that will help to create a comprehensive and cohesive policy framework.

Housing Choice Vouchers Don't Lead to Better Education

Philip Tegeler | Posted 02.03.2013 | Education
Philip Tegeler

America needs more programs that improve educational opportunities for low-income families, not ones that build more hurdles for their children to have successful life outcomes.

The Equity and Economic Educational Imperative

Noël Harmon | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education
Noël Harmon

As more African American and Hispanic students are failed by America's education system and drop out of school, they are also missing out on the opportunity to be full participants in society and the workforce.

Black Colleges and the Achievement Gap: Can HBCUs Be the Answer to Closing the Gap?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 12.29.2012 | Education
Curtis Valentine

While the 105 HBCUs represent just 3 percent of the nation's institutions of higher learning, they graduate nearly 20 percent of African Americans who earn undergraduate degrees. HBCUs present an opportunity to shape how we close achievement gaps even before they begin.

Study: Crack Cocaine Markets Responsible For Decline In Black Male Graduation Rates

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

A recent study attributes the emergence of a black-white education gap in the mid-1980s to a rise in crack cocaine markets. The authors — William...

Educating the World - No More Excuses

Gordon Brown | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Gordon Brown

Education across the world must be a priority for us all -- an economic and of course a moral necessity. The challenge is not insurmountable; we know how to build schools and how to train teachers. And so the time for excuses is over, and action must begin today.

Opportunity Gap or Knowledge Gap

Dr. Susan Neuman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Dr. Susan Neuman

Without information capital, children in poverty can't take their rightful place in the ever-growing knowledge economy. Their hopes and dreams for social mobility are doomed.

Closing the Education Gap

Dr. Devorah Lieberman | Posted 11.18.2012 | College
Dr. Devorah Lieberman

Many colleges and universities mount similar programs. But, what if all 4,000 of the nation's institutions of higher education were to create three or four similar programs? I think the results would be remarkable.

Matt Sledge

Community Colleges Tackle Skills Gap In Land Of High Unemployment

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.21.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Cows love alfalfa. Feeding it to them, however, involves a complicated seed-supply chain running from the farms of California's Central Va...

Collaborating to Solve the STEM Teaching Crisis

Meghan Groome | Posted 08.13.2012 | Science
Meghan Groome

For most K-12 students, the school year has just ended or is about to end. While the kids head out for vacation, a good number of their instructors are deciding whether or not they will return to teaching in the Fall.

Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part I

Tom Segal | Posted 08.04.2012 | Education
Tom Segal

The quickest path to economic recovery is through an informed and educated workforce, and the quickest path to modernizing our schools is through an informed and educated parent-base.

We Need Experienced Teachers

Pam Grossman | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education
Pam Grossman

Let's talk more about supporting teachers to help them stay in the profession and improve their craft.

In the Battle for Our Future, It's Time for Education Bonds

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.16.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Why not give everybody a chance to contribute through Education Bonds? The money raised through these bonds could finance a large-scale, transformative effort to cure the public education system.

How the Gender Wars Became a Class War

Joan Williams | Posted 05.20.2012 | Media
Joan Williams

When The Atlantic's article "The End of Men" came out, I was irritated. They're at it again in a piece that crows about "The Spectacular Triumph of Working Women Around the Globe" -- a title that becomes mystifying as soon as you read the article.