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Monday, 30 June 2014 11:42

Policy Round-Up: Student Loans

The U.S. Senate recently failed to pass the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act (S. 2432). The bill, introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), sought to allow students who took out student loans to refinance permitting them to take advantage of new (and lower) interest rates established for students who applied for federal loans after 2013. 

Published in Education Policy
Thursday, 10 April 2014 09:37

Natural Selection, not Lottery

The secret to the great success of American industry and innovation throughout the country's short history, to its now default position at the forefront of the world economy, is also the missing link in the mystery of the country's failing education system. Imagine the proposal to make college admissions and corporate and industry personnel decisions on a basis not of individual merit but the results of a random lottery; and yet, this is exactly the latest new thing in education at the lower levels of our education system.

Published in Education Reform

We have a good understanding of why students drop out of high school. But if we know this, why aren't students succeeding in schools and why aren't schools succeeding in helping them?

Published in Education

One in three teenage girls who have dropped out of high school give pregnancy or parenthood as the key reason. Once they leave, only half of them complete their high school education by age 22, compared with 90 percent of their non-parenting peers.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 16:00

An Education Declaration for the Future

The Institute for America’s Future and the Opportunity to Learn Campaign have joined a diverse group of education advocates to release an “Education Declaration” that demands a new direction in public school policy, focused on opportunities and supports for students – and respect for teachers.

Published in Education Reform

I am pleased that the President's FY14 Budget addresses the student loan crisis in our country. From leading the world into the age of democracy to spearheading the technological revolution, America has always been at the forefront of greatness. 

Published in Education
Thursday, 14 February 2013 16:39

Policy Round Up: State of the Union

Experts of color and policy-makers were eagerly anticipating President Obama’s State of the Union Address this week. During the speech, President Obama addressed policies to improve immigration, education, and the economy, among other items.

Published in National

Lily Eskelsen, Vice President, National Education Association, discusses the Priority Schools campaign and the need for education reforms in districts with low-incomes and high unemployment.

Published in Education Reform

Arif, a young nurse working in a remote Moroccan village, is saving lives with education, a pit latrine, and a group of curious, engaged students. Meeting Arif and seeing his program in action inspired me to think about the power of simple solutions, the things we take for granted in the United States, and the potential of young people to change the world.

Published in Health & Wellness
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:06

Education vs. the Lure of Pro Basketball

As a father, my heart breaks.

The starting five of the University of Kentucky basketball team - the 2012 NCAA champions - announced earlier this month that they're leaving college to go pro. It happens every year in the wake of March Madness, but as an African-American father, I feel my heart crack a little.

Published in Education
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