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22 May 2018
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Unlike the honors colleges at most universities, the Honors Living-Learning Community at Rutgers University-Newark recruits students based on "grit" and commitment to social justice. The Community creates a supportive...
1 April 2017
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Despite a deplorably small budget and an ominous lack of support from the government, the Union Public Schools district of Tulsa, Ok is achieving the incredible. Though many of the students are minorities and hail fro...
9 January 2016
Union City, New Jersey, United States
Newark, N.J., had major politicians and investments try to "flip" its school system; the much smaller Union City had teachers and parents. The solution was no silver bullet—just the slow and steady approach of gradual...
14 November 2015
Long Beach, California, United States
A unique educational collaboration in Long Beach, Calif., raises college admissions and graduation rates for the poor and underprivileged by connecting high schools with community colleges.
3 October 2015
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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A new study suggests the gains from pre-K education are ephemeral, but Boston's program shows a correlation between pre-K attendance and third-grade achievement.
8 August 2015
Houston, Texas, United States
Neighborhood Centers, a Houston anti-poverty program has a simple philosophy: “The people are the asset, the source of potential solutions, not the problem.” The non-profit has scaled nationally, employing its bottom...
30 May 2015
New York, New York, United States
A nonprofit organization, the Internationals Network for Public Schools, delivers a first-class education to the children of illegal immigrants, helping to break the cycle of poverty and provide them a path to advance...
2 May 2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Since the 1960s, New York City has run the nation’s largest publicly managed summer jobs program. Nearly 50,000 14- to 24-four-year-olds spend six weeks working, not only in publicly funded day care centers, summer ca...
28 February 2015
In Colombia, students in classrooms make decisions democratically. The result has been higher rates of student involvement and achievement.
31 January 2015
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Inner-city kids, generally, fare worst on measures of academic achievement like standardized tests. An intensive tutoring and mentoring program in Chicago has produced big improvements for young boys, pairing them two...
8 January 2014
New York, New York, United States
Better support systems in colleges, such as CUNY's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, have led to lower dropout rates and higher student retention.
19 October 2013
Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States
An affordable housing development in Mount Laurel, N.J., holds promise for integration by placing the development in an upscale suburban area. Since 140 affordable units were built in 2000, there has been no effect on...
19 May 2012
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Despite the latest anniversary and celebration of Brown v. Board of Education, desegregation is effectively dead. Using magnet schools and other programs to integrate geographic regions may be the right next move.
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