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Posted Jan. 19, 2018

Too Many Students Drop Out of Community Colleges. Here’s How We Fix It.

“Persistence” is a buzzword most educators at community colleges hear a great deal. We know too many community college students enter classes in the fall…

By Andrew Wilk

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Posted Nov. 27, 2017

As a First-Generation College Student I Need a Lot More Than Financial Aid

I was reared and schooled in Detroit, where poverty and oppression eloquently danced while violence and crime serenaded the communities. The crime and oppression in…

By Brandon Terrell

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Posted Sep. 12, 2017

So You Want to Go to College? Send a Text.

In 2013, then-First Lady Michelle Obama approached then-Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with the goal of inspiring more young people to attend and graduate from…

By Marcus Markle

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Posted May 19, 2017

A Letter to Betsy DeVos About My Student Loans

Dear Secretary DeVos, You and I have a lot in common. We’re both from the great state of Michigan and have the same Michigan accent.…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Mar. 2, 2017

It Only Took 5 Weeks for Trump and DeVos to Start the Undoing of the Education Department

In a matter of weeks, the Trump administration has taken a number of steps to weaken the U.S. Department of Education and, so far, Education…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Oct. 18, 2016

Look, I’m a High School Student and I’m Going to Make Mistakes. It Shouldn’t Be the End of the World.

Errare humanum est. Seneca, a Roman Philosopher, spoke these words (“to err is human”) because he too knew the importance of mistakes. Even 2,000 years…

By Rachel Krumholz

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Posted Aug. 3, 2016

Coffee Break: Kevin Carey on ESSA, Paying Back Student Loans and ‘The End of College’

While much of the education conversation focuses on getting kids college ready, the New America Foundation’s Kevin Carey takes a hard look at what it…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Jan. 19, 2018

You Can Keep Your School Choice Debate. I’m Choosing the Best Option for My Child.

Growing up, I was TPS (Toledo Public Schools) proud! I have been a staunch advocate for public schools throughout my career, and yet, I took…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Jan. 17, 2018

Coffee Break: Kenya Bradshaw on How to Know When a School Is Doing Family Engagement Right

I recently had a chance to talk with The New Teacher Project’s Kenya Bradshaw. We talked about which school districts are doing things right, how…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Jan. 17, 2018

We Need a Place to Start Teaching Kids About Sexual Consent. And School Can Be It.

I will tell you that when I read about Aziz Ansari’s “date” gone wrong, my first thought was, “This woman needs to learn how to…

By Maureen Kelleher

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