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How do we End Segregation in the Poorest Cities?

In a report released last month by the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University, researchers urged policymakers to make changes that would address the issue of diversity in early childhood education. The report cited research … Continue reading

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Spring Is Here – Are You Choosing the Right College?

The first day of spring is upon us, and excitement is in the air! All around the country, people are anxiously awaiting the arrival of warmer weather (although it is snowing today in NYC), and high school students are starting … Continue reading

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“Going Green” This St. Patrick’s Day

Today all around New York City, kids are dressed in green and eating Lucky Charms to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Later this evening, the adults will partake in celebrations filled with beer dyed green and silly leprechaun hats. But there may … 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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The Grit Movement: Teaching Students the Power of Failure

As educators, our number one priority is usually to support our students to reach ambitious goals. Their success is ours, and we create learning experiences for them that will lead to strong outcomes – in primary school, in high school, and ultimately … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality: A Lesson in Equity?

Aside from everyone talking about what color this dress is, much of the buzz this week has been devoted to the concept of internet neutrality (or net neutrality, as it’s been dubbed). And no, that doesn’t mean that internet sources … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village: College Persistence for Urban Kids

When I was in High School, I remember there being one college counselor for our entire school (not just my class). I recall no more than two or three meetings with her before I settled on my exceedingly long list … Continue reading

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