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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.


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.


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.


Suicide Leading Cause Of Death Among College Students

Educational institutions are mobilizing to address this growing crisis.


Let Gifted Students Accelerate

A report in The Washington Post asks why schools slow down gifted kids when research shows that they do well if accelerated.


The Story Of Anne Frank Still Moving

While The Diary of a Young Girl is a story from World War II of hate, discrimination and torture, it’s about a young girl growing up.


Baltimore Community Schools Are Success Story

A network of forty-five community schools in Baltimore garnering national attention for its successes in helping low-income students.


Learning How To Speak ‘American’

Every language has its idioms and slang; but how do you learn to speak like an American? In a casual setting at the Philadelphia Free Library.


More Philadelphia Students Graduating

On-time high school graduation rates for Philadelphia students has risen from 52 to 65 percent over the past eight years.


Penn Sets Standard For Teaching Entrepreneurship To Neighborhood Students

More than 25 years ago the Wharton School created a program to impact the surrounding area and involve business students in local high schools.


Special Projects Keep Students Learning As School Year Comes To A Close

As the school year comes to an end, teachers must find activities that capture kids’ attention. Self-selected projects seem to do just that.


Young Teachers Turned Off By Testing

Heavy testing in lower grades is causing young teachers to consider leaving the field.


Lawmakers Consider Naturalization Test As Requirement For High School Graduation

Lawmakers in more than a dozen states are considering making the passage of the US naturalization test a high school graduation requirement.


Poor Kids Need More Support All Around

In his new book, Robert Putnam writes, if it takes a village to raise a child…villages rich and poor have shirked their collective responsibility for our poorest kids.


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