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What Is A True 21st Century Education?

Education reform in the United States – and particularly the improvement of the U.S. education system as it compares to those of other countries – has been a priority in our country for decades. On the 2012 Program for International … Continue reading

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A 4% Chance You’ll Be Ready for High School

A decision to close a school – no matter how poor the results – can never be an easy one. It’s one thing to sit behind a desk and look at lists of test scores and how they compare to … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Barriers, Uplifting Communities

Ed reformers across New York have been buzzing this week about Governor Cuomo’s proposal to allow state takeover of failing schools that have been low performing for at least three years. Mayor DeBlasio rejected the need for such a plan, … Continue reading

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One Day, All Children

“One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.” (Wendy Kopp) That statement underwrote the vision of Teach for America when it was established 25 years ago, but has since spiraled into much … Continue reading

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The Verdict is In: Teaching is Hard Work

The past two years have seen a decline in interest in teacher preparation programs and alternate certification pathways like Teach for America (TFA). Teach for America has been attracting the nation’s top college graduates to teach for two years in underserved … Continue reading

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Second Chances: What Can Brian Williams Teach Us About College Readiness?

As long as you’ve been paying even a little bit of attention to any news stories in the past 10 years, you know who Brian Williams is. You probably saw his coverage of one of the major events of the … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t Poor Kids Attending and Graduating From College?

A recent study published in the Boston Globe cited this fact: ‘‘Most of our work has shown there is an underrepresentation of low-income students in the best colleges and universities,’’ Zimmerman said. ‘‘That has an effect on their completing college and … Continue reading

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