A new book, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of America’s Universities, explores a somewhat shameful topic.
There’s no question that increasing achievement is the foremost goal of teachers in our schools but teachers vary in their strategies and we need to find models that work. Here’s one.
This year, applying to college is tougher than usual because the ‘Common App’ software used by applicants for most schools has glitches.
Five to 7.5 million kids miss school for a month every year. Now school administrators and teachers are taking a new look at the attendance problem, which often leads to dropping out.
A new initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities is providing schools and communities free access to documentaries tracing the civil rights movement.
Men Making A Difference Day is a successful program Studies have shown that students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades, have better social skills and attend school more regularly.
Claremont University researchers observed 31 excellent teachers (based on student test scores) and found those who were strict were the most effective.
Choosing a high school for 8th graders is tough in Philadelphia; this year it’s harder than ever. But there is help.
Twenty-five mothers from low income households are participating in the first trial of the Thirty Million Words Project to make their kids smarter.
MOOCs are massive online open courses, usually offered free of charge, created by faculty of higher education institutions and they are the most exciting, fastest growing innovation in higher education.
At a time when budgets have cut music in schools, Play On, Philly is changing lives.
When we think of well-achieved kids, we think of talent and brains. But new research suggests we should think again.
Higher education may be at a turning point, joining the ed-tech revolution by creating in-house technology incubators.
The Bronx Parent Center has become a vehicle for helping migrant families with cultural hurdles that impede their relationships with schools.
The AVID college ‘readiness’ program teaches students how to manage their lives and ask the right questions.