February 12, 2014
BEYOND SCHOOL SUPPLIES: HOW DONORSCHOOSE IS CROWDSOURCING REAL EDUCATION REFORM
Every chance he gets, Charles Best, the founder of DonorsChoose.org, leafs through the carefully lettered, colorfully illustrated thank-you notes from public school students that arrive daily at the loft office he shares with his staff in the garment district of Manhattan.
January 15, 2014
Giving ‘Nobly’ To Beat Cancer
The 50 years that Edward H. Meyer spent in the advertising business provided what he describes as plenty of “excitement and enjoyment,” but the work did not seem to “serve any higher purpose as far as I could see.”
December 23, 2013
Providence agency considers condemning Power Station property as a step toward redevelopment
The Providence Redevelopment Agency sees its authority to condemn “blighted” property as a tool it could wield to clear the way for reuse of the South Street Power Station, according to a draft redevelopment plan now under agency review.
December 19, 2013
Utah’s high school graduation rate on the rise
Utah’s high school graduation rate continued to soar in 2013, according to state data released Tuesday. Last school year, 81 percent of Utah seniors graduated, compared with 78 percent the year before. It’s at least the fifth year in a row that the state’s high school graduation rate has increased.
September 3, 2013
National dropout prevention and recovery organization is now Graduation Alliance
For four years, a passionate group of education leaders, teachers, mentors and technology experts has partnered with school districts across the country to provide an alternative path to graduation for students facing challenging life circumstances.