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What happens when you put rich and poor students together in charter schools?

Jan 27, 2014
One knock on charter schools is the lack of diversity -- filled with either all minority and low-income students, or mostly affluent students. Some charter schools see a benefit to pulling students from both sides of the tracks.
Posted In: Education, charter schools

Meet the modern guidance counselor

Jan 16, 2014
President and First Lady Obama met with more than a hundred college and university presidents and leaders from business and nonprofits to talk about helping low-income students finish college. One solution starts well before college, with high school guidance counselors.
Posted In: Education, first-generation college students

Could personal coaches help low-income students graduate?

Jan 16, 2014
More than 100 college presidents will meet with President Obama to discuss ways to help low-income minority students graduate.
Posted In: Obama, graduation, Education, students

To compete for students, colleges roll out the amenities

Dec 25, 2013
Forget cinder block walls and communal bathrooms, today's student housing features granite countertops, high-end mattresses, and high-tech laundry.
Posted In: Education, University of Kentucky, college

One student's path to an elite university

Dec 3, 2013
For George Alvarez, the decision to apply to Johns Hopkins was a "happy accident." Most low-income, high-achieving high school students don't apply to any selective colleges.
Posted In: Education, college admissions, college

Scientists quit their day jobs, head over to YouTube

Dec 3, 2013
Now that top science channels get hundreds of millions of views on YouTube, there's potential for savvy scientists to earn big money.
Posted In: Science, YouTube, Education

Financial Feud: Financial Literacy

Nov 27, 2013
39 states now have financial curriculum standards in their schools, which means, there's a new teacher in town.
Posted In: Financial Feud, financial literacy, Education, classrooms

Beyond GDP: Future growth depends on addressing racial inequity

Nov 7, 2013
An advocacy group says the U.S. economy won't thrive unless everyone is included.
Posted In: inequality, race, income inequality, Education

The world's next tech hub: Rwanda?

Oct 28, 2013
Rwanda is laying the groundwork to one day become a competitor to Silicon Valley.
Posted In: Africa, Education

Making school meals free for everyone

Oct 25, 2013
About half of public school children today qualify for free and reduced-price meals at school. A new federal option allows high-poverty schools to feed all students at no charge.
Posted In: school lunches, Education

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