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Posted Jan. 18, 2017
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We Need to Change the Way High Schools Are Preparing Students for College

Maureen Kelleher’s recent piece, Another Reminder That We Can’t Hold Schools Accountable Without Giving Them Support is exactly right, particularly when considering college preparation and…

By Elaine Allensworth

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Posted Jan. 11, 2017
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Believe It Or Not, Free College Comes With a Price

To much fanfare and press releases, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced his free college plan for families in the state earning less than…

By Alina Adams

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Posted Jan. 10, 2017
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I Had to Stop Blowing Off School So I Could Make a Difference in My Community

I’m not ashamed to admit that I fell into the stereotype of a student that previously never understood the importance of a strong education and…

By Mary Morel

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Posted Dec. 21, 2016
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Coffee Break: Priscilla Agbeo on Loving Her ‘Blackness’ From Chicago to Stanford

Priscilla Agbeo is a junior at Stanford University, where she is focused on African and African American studies. She is also a woman of color—an…

By Katelyn Silva

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Posted June 22, 2016
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Here’s What Not to Do During Your Freshman Year of College

If I had the chance to talk with myself a year ago—a high school senior about to become a college freshman—here are some things I…

By Jabari Walters

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Posted May 26, 2016
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I Wasn’t Getting Deported, I Was Going to College

Growing up, it was hard for me to find the right path. But thanks to Rauner College Prep, a Noble Network high school in Chicago,…

By Manuel Cardoza

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Posted May 4, 2016
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This Is What Happens When Charter Schools Think Big

Match Beyond has a bodacious goal: To invent a college program that wipes out undergraduate debt and cures poverty. Not the rarefied college designed for…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Mar. 3, 2016
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When Low-Income Students at Elite Colleges Create Their Own Obstacles

Recently, I came across a Boston Globe article from almost a year ago that highlighted the challenges many low-income students at Ivy League colleges face, entitled,…

By Ray Salazar

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Posted Jan. 5, 2016
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4 Key Education Concerns Every Presidential Candidate Needs to Consider

By current count, there are no fewer than a dozen Republicans and three Democrats currently seeking their parties’ respective nominations for president of the United…

By Patrick Riccards

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Posted Apr. 17, 2017
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It’s Bigger Than Teaching, It’s Love: How KIPP Is Getting Students To and Through College

KIPP Through College addresses the seemingly small, often overlooked hardships that can derail low-income, first-generation college students.…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Apr. 18, 2017
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A Candid Convo With a Chicago Principal Who Says Black Boys Learn Best When Success Looks Like Them

Christopher Goins is the founding principal of Butler College Prep, a four-year-old charter high school on the far South Side of Chicago with a student…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Apr. 18, 2017
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This Parent-Friendly Tool for Checking School Grades Could Go National

Do your kids go to a good school? “Good” depends on who you ask, of course, but if you’re interested in knowing how well a…

By Lane Wright

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