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Free Meals To All Students

More than 17,000 high-poverty schools offer free, federal subsidized meals to about 8 million students this school year, a 20 percent jump over last year’s total.


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Is Financial Literacy Important?

If you ask parents, teachers, elected officials, and business persons if financial literacy is important, they would all agree that it’s critical. Yet a new study from Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy, gave only one state, Utah, an A grade.


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The Next School Reform Frontier

Congress is now rewriting the federal Elementary and Secondary School Act, known from the Bush administration as No Child Left Behind.


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Sesame Street Moves To HBO

More than a thousand studies in the United States have examined Sesame Street, to assess its impact on everything from school readiness to self-esteem to social development and compassion.


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Streamlining The College Application Process

The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, comprising 83 selective public and private institutions, requires that members graduate at least 70 percent of their students within six years and that public institutions charge affordable tuition so that low income students have opportunity.


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Startling Statistics About Teen Safety

In 2013, 2,163 teens were killed in motor vehicle incidents — six teens, 16 to 19 died every day.


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School Mobility Puts Kids At Risk Of Low Achievement

It’s been shown that many factors affect school achievement — hearing and visual problems, poor nutrition, education level of parents among them. Another issue especially in cities like Philadelphia is school mobility, critical in places with high poverty.


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High School Graduation Rates Reach New Highs

Eighty-one percent of the U.S. high school class of 2013 graduated in four years.


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Kitchen Cred Offers Teens Recipes For Life

Beyond learning about nutrition and food preparation and cooking creatively, Kitchen Cred students develop self-esteem, leadership and teamwork.



Expanding Dual Language Programs

Since 2003, there has been a 700% growth of dual language, bilingual and associated programs in the US Department of Education database.


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Before US Women’s Soccer There Was Althea Gibson

As a young girl, Althea Gibson worked as a sharecropper and later in 1957, also caught the public’s attention as the first person of color to win at Wimbledon.


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On The Run: A Worthwhile Read Provokes Questions

On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City studies one community’s interactions with the police and courts of Philadelphia.



Changing The Evaluation Of Student Learning

Researchers at the National Assessment of Educational Progress are testing varying questions in interviews with American students to learn more about their non cognitive learning.


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High School For Students With Disabilities

While our on-time graduation rate has risen to an historic high of 80%, for those with impairments there is a 62% completion rate, with those from low income families less likely to make it.


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Suicide Leading Cause Of Death Among College Students

Educational institutions are mobilizing to address this growing crisis.


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