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SAVE OUR SCHOOLS -SELLING KIDS SHORT: A broken education system threatens America’s growth

A good education is the lifeblood of the American dream. For millions of young Americans, that dream is now in jeopardy because the education system is failing them. continue reading »

Race to the Top Commencement Challenge: Calling High Schools - Deadline 2/25 (VIDEO)

Race to the Top Commencement Challenge: Calling High Schools - Deadline 2/25 (VIDEO)

Today, the President launched his second annual Race to the Top Commencement Challenge. The 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge invites public high schools across the country continue reading »

Challenging Routines and Beliefs

Challenging Routines and Beliefs

It is very easy to get caught up in the rhythms of our day. We get comfortable with the requirements of home and work, family and friends continue reading »

Turning Around the Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools

Turning Around the Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools

Across the country, states and school districts are focusing on turning around the nation’s lowest-performing schools. continue reading »

Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21Century- Harvard Study

Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21Century- Harvard Study

The American system for preparing young people to lead productive and prosperous lives as adults is clearly badly broken. continue reading »

Tips for Applying for Student Financial Aid

Tips for Applying for Student Financial Aid

It's probably the first test for many going off to college, and they take it without setting foot inside a classroom. Unfortunately for some, they don't always get an A. continue reading »

MassMutual Scholars Program Enters Third Year of Helping Multicultural College Students

MassMutual Scholars Program Enters Third Year of Helping Multicultural College Students

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) will offer $5,000 college scholarships to high-achieving students for its third straight year. The company's annual MassMutual Scholars Program offers a total of $135,000 to college students of African-American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent residing or going to school in nine metropolitan areas across the country. continue reading »

Playing Games

Playing Games

My children learned basic math by playing Bunco with my mother. They perfected their math skills by betting buttons in family poker games, and they learned the combinations of all number and face cards that add up to 15 by playing Cribbage. continue reading »

Reflections on the State of the Union: Rebuilding America, One Student At A Time

Reflections on the State of the Union: Rebuilding America, One Student At A Time

Like millions of Americans, I watched President Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday. I watched it particularly with hopes that his words and vision would speak directly to me and to the ninth graders I teach every day at Manual Arts High School in South Central Los Angeles. continue reading »

Hispanic Students in Florida Score Higher on Science Tests

Hispanic Students in Florida Score Higher on Science Tests

In Florida, most students received below average scores on the national science test, yet the Hispanic students scored higher than the national average. continue reading »