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Youth Career Connect grants distributed to schools in several states
Last week President Obama announced the winners of $107 million in federal grants that reward and encourage school districts that integrate real-world learning experiences and work opportunities into their curriculum. Twenty-four districts throughout the country received a grant as part of the Youth Career Connect program, which strives to equip students with the skills they need […]
Public high schools are prominent in Ivy League rosters
By now, you’ve all read about Kwasi Enin, the Long Island high school student who applied and gained admission to all eight Ivy League schools. Scattered along the East Coast, the universities— Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Princeton and Cornell— are among the most selective in the country, admitting less than 9 […]
U.S. students score well on first PISA problem solving exam
Earlier this week, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a report on the first ever Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) problem solving exam. 15-year-olds in the U.S. who took the exam scored above average but also had scores that were significantly lower than those of 10 of the other 44 countries and […]
The role of technology in early education
As technology becomes an increasingly important and ever present part of our lives, many are starting to ask what the appropriate role of technology is in the lives of young children.  While some parents and child advocates are concerned about possible negative impacts of excessive “screen time” for children, others believe that appropriately used digital […]
Common Core standards undergoes field testing
Field testing for the Common Core-aligned Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests is now underway in many states and will continue to be implemented in others over the course of the next several weeks. More than four million students in grades 3-11 will be […]
Pre-Kindergarten
Investing in high-quality pre-kindergarten education yields benefits for kids, school, and communities.
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All in Favor
Why is it important to vote in local school board elections and questions you should ask about candidates.
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