Education, General/Other News
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According to a report from The Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) Consortium for Higher Education Tax Reform, students from the affluent families bag the most tax-based federal college...more
A "Read with Me" program kicked off with just about 50 volunteers. Now, the number of volunteers continues to grow, reaching more than 400 individuals volunteering to help children learn to...more
In its first year, the Southshire Challenge is a new initiative where local businesses or government organizations presented students in grades K-12 with a challenge.
Participating schools that...more
According to a new study, children who are disadvantaged but have attended quality early childhood education programs, including healthcare and nutrition, have significantly improved health as...more
The Mathematica Policy Research led a large-scale evaluation which presents new evidence on the implementation of four intervention models designed to help struggling schools and foster student...more
Federal budget cuts tremendously affected the local Head Start programs, which mean fewer children from low-income families will get services for school readiness.
However, the US Department of...more
The Center for Law and Social Policy reports that the latest iteration of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants will require state applicants to develop on online...more
The culmination of the federal budget crisis on Capitol Hill made District officials halt financial-aid payments for more than 1,300 D.C. high school graduates who are pursuing college.
The Social Enterprise Collaborative was launched by DePaul professor Patrick J. Murphy last fall of 2012.
The collaborative is an assembly of students and Chicago social entrepreneurs that enables...more
A new breed of social enterprises is pushing efforts to relieve budgetary burdens and deliver inspirational education experiences.
Innovation is key to most of these social enterprises: Excite-Ed,...more