May Samali is a “PowerBoost – Capitalizing Underrepresented Techpreneurs” panelist at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit. Investors are pumping more money into more startups than ever before. But this growth in funding is skewed away from underrepresented entrepreneurs. In fact, women and people of color currently receive less than 3% of all venture […]
Category: Achievement Gap
Trina Shanks from The University of Michgan and Tiffany Miller from the Center for American Progress discussed how the achievement gap leads to a wealth gap.
Although boys and girls who drop out of high school sometimes do so for similar reasons, there are also some clear gender differences in what drives them to drop out. If we are to make progress in supporting all students to graduate, we need to understand these different causes for boys and for girls, and […]
Gaps in Graduation Rates Persist: New data underscore the economic and health imperative of supporting students to graduate
Graduation from high school is not only a rite of passage, it is the ticket to economic prosperity and quality of life. The formula is simple: High school graduates are more employable, healthier and more likely to have health insurance, all of which positively contribute to our economy. But here’s the flip side of that […]
The Reverend Al Sharpton discusses how people of color are not being served by U.S. public schools and how we can close the achievement gap in education.
There was a tale of two school districts on display at Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum on Saturday morning. The occasion was Congressman Elijah Cummings’s annual arts competition–an event in which students from high schools across his Congressional district submit their best work in the hopes of winning the honor of having their art hang in […]
Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education at New York University talks about her incredible experiences meeting with hundreds of teachers and policy makers. Topics include school reform, U.S. education policy and No Child Left Behind.
Douglas W. Anthony, Dir. School Leadership from Prince George ‘s County Public Schools presents at the What Works in Schools Conference. Topics include school reform, U.S. education policy and developing teachers and administrators.