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When $20 Is Too Much To Ask For A College Student

34th St Magazine | Posted 04.21.2014 | College

It adds up. It’s hard to reduce each person’s unique college experience to three words, but from a strictly factual standpoint, these are perfect....

I Came to Duke With an Empty Wallet

KellyNoel Waldorf | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
KellyNoel Waldorf

In my four years at Duke, I have tried to write this article many times. But I was afraid. I was afraid to reveal an integral part of myself. I'm poor.

Joy Resmovits

These Children Have Been Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2013 | Detroit

Beatrice Avery is out of options. It's already August, and her son, a special education student in Buena Vista, Mich., still doesn't know where he's g...

Shame on California Districts Seeking to Perpetuate Funding Advantages

John Affeldt | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
John Affeldt

Kudos to Jerry Brown for proposing to end the inequities in California school funding -- and shame on the districts that seek to fossilize the advantages they have enjoyed for decades now.

California Is Back!

Jack Jennings | Posted 04.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Jack Jennings

California shows that deep political and governance deadlocks can be broken, and progress made. This holds a lesson both for the national government but also for other states. Maybe, the rest of us outside the state ought to pay attention.

Teacher To Run 155 Miles Through Sahara To Buy Laptops For Students

Posted 10.26.2012 | Education

Boston Public School teacher Liz Byron has had enough with the lack of resources holding her students back. She's frustrated with the fact that in a d...

Chicago Strike Spotlights Linchpin Of Obama Ed Policy

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

-- One of the key disagreements driving Chicago teachers to the picket lines this week is also a central component of President Barack Obama's educat...

Poor Students Can't Afford Teachers' Strike

brookings | Beth Akers and Matthew M. Chingos | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Brookings Institution. Ninety-three years ago yesterday, the Boston police force went on strike, leaving the...

9 In 10 Teachers Use Own Money To Buy Essentials For Students

Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

Many teachers routinely spend money out of their own pockets on necessity items for their students, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Adop...

The Color of Inequity

José Cruz | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
José Cruz

With the strength of our economy and our democracy at stake, you'd think that all Americans would rally to improve our schools, make college more affordable, and nurture our young people's college going aspirations.

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...

Poor Students Who Can't Afford Graduation Fun Get Help From Friends, Neighbors

Posted 06.19.2012 | Education

Family financial struggles prevent many students from going to school dances and participating in other festivities that accompany the end of eighth g...

Feds Have Harsh Criticism, Disappointing Reviews For States' Education

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every a...

Educators Alarmed: Black, Latino Students Perform at Levels of 30 Years Ago

| Teresa Wiltz | Posted 03.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of America's Wire. WASHINGTON —- Educators are expressing alarm that the performance gap between minority and whi...

Poor, Homeless Students Living Out Of Cars As Childhood Poverty Climbs

Posted 01.29.2012 | Education

More than 16 million children now live in poverty in the United States, the highest number since 1962. In all, 19.8 percent of school children were l...

How It Really Hurts To Be Poor In America With Poorly Educated Parents

Posted 01.18.2012 | Education

Intuitively, a child's academic performance is likely higher if he or she has highly educated parents, and lower if the child has less educated parent...

Internships: Gateway to Opportunity or an Obstacle for Low-Income Students?

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Laracy

The implications for poverty have been clear: if low-income individuals increase their educational attainment, poverty will decline. But education isn't the whole story.

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.