The CLIC Counselor

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By day, these identical twins are school principals. By night, they’re a traveling live art duo.

Rebecca Crouch would like to observe her twin sister at her charter school.<p>The sisters, who are both principals at D.C. schools, have similar education philosophies and speak every evening to debrief on their days. It’s natural they would want to see each other in their professional homes, giving …


LMU CARES - Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University is committed to building a community based on the creed of the Lion's Code where individuals act with integrity, stand in …


How Much Math Should Everyone Know? (Show Your Work.)

IRA FLATOW: This is “Science Friday.” I’m Ira Flatow. Did you use a polynomial equation today? When was the last time you calculated the area of a …


Why Some Colleges Are Ditching the Science Lecture For Hands-On Learning

“Squat! Squat! Squat! Higher! Faster!”In the basement of the Duane Physics and Astrophysics building at the University of Colorado Boulder, a science …


How Can Schools Prioritize For The Best Ways Kids Learn?

The education world is full of incremental change — the slow process of individuals learning about new strategies and approaches, trying them out, …




5 Characteristics of a Change Agent

<b>(change agents) – People who act as catalysts for change…</b><p>In my work through school and organization visits, I have been fascinated to see the …


Researchers studied kindergarteners' behavior and followed up 19 years later. Here are the findings.


1.6 Million Students Go to Schools That Employ Cops But No Counselors

<i>June 7th, 2016</i><p>High school counselors are charged with helping students work through academic or emotional problems. They might be the first line of …


The daunting struggle to diversify elite public high schools

<b>Gwen Ifill</b><p>: As the school year nears its end, a number of highly selective public high schools around the country are struggling to deal with a …



<b>Imagine walking into a high school</b> classroom and, instead of rows of desks and chairs facing a whiteboard, you see workbenches. Stationed around the …


10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color


This Is The Best Year For Female Directors in Tribeca History

Being a woman in the film business still sucks. Only four women have ever received an Oscar nomination for best director, which is less than the …

Tribeca Film Festival

Student Engagement: Is It Authentic or Compliant?

« Why Is Educational Innovation Like Hand Washing? | Main | Study Shows Principals Don't Get Evaluated Enough »<p>Sometimes a quiet class where students …


Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered

Public schools are increasingly filled with black and Hispanic students, but the children identified as “gifted” in those schools are overwhelmingly white and Asian.<p>The numbers are startling. Black third graders are half as likely as whites to be included in programs for the gifted, and the deficit …


New York Teen Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Colleges

This is the second year in a row that a student from Long Island's Elmont Memorial High School achieved this extraordinary feat.<p>KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports<p>Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna has a dilemma on her hands -- but it’s not the worst kind of problem to have.<p>The 17-year-old …


In African-American Communities, Growing Interest In Home-Schooling

On a quiet street in Detroit, light pours into the back windows of the Kirksey home. In the back of the house the walls are lined with textbooks, workbooks and multicultural children's books. It's a home — but it's also a classroom.<p>Brandon, 8, is wearing pajamas and a paper crown from Burger King. …


White Teachers Have Pretty Low Opinions Of Their Black Students

"Racism is alive and well," one researcher says.<p>White teachers tend to have a lot more faith in the abilities of students who look like them, according to a new study.<p>The study from Johns Hopkins and American University researchers found when white and black teachers were asked about the same …


Backgrounds and Beliefs of College Freshmen

See how the backgrounds and beliefs of the nation's freshmen have changed over the last four decades. Â


A day in the life of a young black male engineering "coding" student. (with image, tweet) · rodneysampson

Audit shows UC admission standards relaxed for out-of-staters

The University of California has been admitting thousands of students from out of state with lower grades and test scores than state residents as a way to raise cash, a state audit released Tuesday reveals.<p>In the last three years, nearly 16,000 nonresident undergraduates — about 29 percent of those …

Even Going to Harvard Can’t Guarantee Jobs for Some Grads

Since the dawn of higher education in America, parents have taught their children that a college degree is the key to unlock success and, in modern …


Passing Up Harvard: Qualified Black and Latino Kids Aren't Applying to Top Colleges

For decades, middle-class parents and high school seniors have placed such importance on applying to the right college or university that the phrase …


The Real March Madness: Only Half of Black Male Student Athletes Graduate

Now that March Madness is in full swing, legions of sports fans are glued to their television sets, watching their favorite college basketball teams …

Big Ten

What’s Behind America’s Widening College Graduation Gap?

Call it the stubborn gray cloud around a bright silver lining: At a time when the graduation rate of the nation’s public universities has improved …


Baltimore Superintendent Launches Mentor Program to Counter High Suspension, Drop Out Rates of Black Males

A superintendent in Baltimore is investing in a mentor program for young men of color. <i>WBAL-TV</i> reports Dr. Dallas Dance wants to launch a schoolwide …