The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation released a report on Monday decrying the slim odds for high-achieving, low-income students of being admitted to elite colleges and universities, ultimately recommending a “poverty preference” to increase low-income student representation.
Irving McPhail President & CEO at the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering discusses NACME scholars and how they reflect the value of hard work and persistence. This interview was filmed in March 2015
In episode 4 of our INSIGHT collaboration with Alaska Public Media we we interviewed Robin Dublin, Executive Director of the Alaska Botanical Gardens, and Nina Kemppel, President & CEO of Alaska Community Foundation, both dedicated to serving Alaska’s unique environment and diverse communities. Dublin discusses the garden’s dedication to sustainable projects and shares interesting details on leading a garden to thrive in Alaska’s unique environment; Kemppel shares some of the major forces behind the success of the Alaska Community Foundation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. The court struck down a lower standard endorsed by President Donald Trump’s nominee to the high court.
A number of states across the country are introducing legislation to make education on the environmental impacts of global warming and climate change optional in schools, and these laws are being considered in the guise of “academic freedom.”
Ben Paul, President and CEO of After School All-Stars, discusses the importance of providing children with comprehensive after school programs in order to improve their educational experience and sense of self.
Momentous Institute in Dallas, Texas has inspired a movement in education around improving the social emotional well-being of children to ensure their success in school and in life. Learn more through our exclusive interview with Executive Director, Michelle Kinder.
Roman Ortiz, Chief Executive Officer of Project ARRIBA, discusses the benefits in helping workers overcome life barriers, a contribution that has drastically changed the economy and community of El Paso. This interview was produced in collaboration with KCOSTV.
Emily Loya, General Manager of KCOSTV El Paso, discusses the importance of proper funding for public television and the benefits in serving a culturally diverse community. This interview was produced in collaboration with KCOSTV.
Lower and middle-income families will finally be able to afford or simply send their children to preschool at a lower cost thanks to a $13.8 million investment in early education pledged by the San Diego Foundation.
According to data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, more than 30 percent of 4th graders and 24 percent of 8th graders are testing below basic level for their reading skills, as reported by NPR.
Read our Nonprofit Spotlight with President & CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute Tami Silverman on improving the lives of children through providing training, resources, and important data to state-based organizations.