For school districts across the country, these first two weeks of September herald the beginning of a new year but educators of low-income students face a variety of challenges.
The US is poised to begin a new era; the overall number of Latino, African-American and Asian students in public schools is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic whites.
More kids are attending preschool, are proficient academically and are healthier than they were 25 years ago, but a growing number are living in poverty.
Common Core standards have been adopted by almost every state as a way of ensuring standards in schools nationwide. But now some states are doing an about face.
A new report out of MIT suggests matching modules rather than locking students into 12-week university courses may be a way to change college education.
College-readiness, career counseling, student aid and financial literacy will be the focus of the pilot programs funded by the Department of Education.
Think of a college campus – classrooms, libraries, faculty offices. No more! A college of the future being built now in New York is intended to change with the technological times.
A recent study finds fathers who perform an equal share of household chores were more likely to have daughters who aspired to less traditional feminine occupations.
The nation is short on doctors but some schools are expanding admissions and changes are afoot to make educational debt more manageable.
HIAS, the oldest international migration service in the nation, recently worked with a group of Bhutanese refugees in Philadelphia so they could literally put down roots.
Torn between family pressures, friends and furthering their education, many low-income students who’ve been accepted in college don’t enroll.
Some educators in low-income areas are trying to improve children’s prospects by teaching their mothers right along side them. It’s working.
With boomer generation dentists retiring and vanity procedures like whitening, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 16% growth in the need for dentists.
The 154-year-old Boys and Girls Clubs of America was fortunate, a few years ago, to be promoted by celebrities. Now, the organization is taking a different approach.
According to a recent study, in school districts with increased spending, low-income students are more likely to graduate from high school, earn livable wages and avoid poverty in adulthood.