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: Fugitive Life in an American City studies one community’s interactions with the police and courts of Philadelphia.
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.
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.
Educational institutions are mobilizing to address this growing crisis.
A report in The Washington Post asks why schools slow down gifted kids when research shows that they do well if accelerated.
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.
A network of forty-five community schools in Baltimore garnering national attention for its successes in helping low-income students.
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.
On-time high school graduation rates for Philadelphia students has risen from 52 to 65 percent over the past eight years.
More than 25 years ago the Wharton School created a program to impact the surrounding area and involve business students in local high schools.
As the school year comes to an end, teachers must find activities that capture kids’ attention. Self-selected projects seem to do just that.
Heavy testing in lower grades is causing young teachers to consider leaving the field.
Lawmakers in more than a dozen states are considering making the passage of the US naturalization test a high school graduation requirement.
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.