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American Success Depends on Expanding Access to Higher Ed

American Success Depends on Expanding Access to Higher Ed | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
A careful look at credential completion rates, which have become of interest to both state and national politicians, reveals that completion rates for low-income students haven't really improved over the last 50 years.
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This is sad! "Family income continues to be the strongest predictor of whether a student will complete a four-year college degree. Only about 10 percent of students in the lowest income quartile complete a degree within 6 years; for those in the highest income level, that rate is nearly 75 percent. "

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Change is Here: Why Higher Education Needs the Hispanic Community to ... - Huffington Post

Change is Here: Why Higher Education Needs the Hispanic Community to ... - Huffington Post | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
Change is Here: Why Higher Education Needs the Hispanic Community to ...
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The economic success of geographic areas, specifically urban areas, is directly affected by the number of college graduates that study and stay there.
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Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success

Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
The story of three friends from Galveston, Tex., seems less a tribute to upward mobility than a study of obstacles in an age of economic inequality.
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CISE is making a difference — one student at a time - Cincinnati.com

CISE is making a difference — one student at a time - Cincinnati.com | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
CISE is making a difference — one student at a timeCincinnati.comI've known about the Catholic Inner City Schools Education fund (CISE) for a long time.
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Turbans, Hoodies, and Misdirected American Aggression

Turbans, Hoodies, and Misdirected American Aggression | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
Maybe the Sikh Shooting and the Trayvon Martin shooting aren't so different after all. Maybe all the lives that were lost were victims of misdirected American aggression against those who choose not to conform.
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Education forum shows divide persists over achievement gap strategy - 77Square.com

Education forum shows divide persists over achievement gap strategy - 77Square.com | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
Education forum shows divide persists over achievement gap strategy77Square.comSome big names in educational reform came to Madison this week at the invitation of the Urban League of Greater Madison to hype ideas on making schools more responsive...
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Aiming For Failure

Aiming For Failure | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
Most people tend to run from failure as though it were some kind of disease -- a life sentence. Yet, it is anything but that.

 

The way the current educational system is set up, students are generally rewarded only for what they produce, rather than how they produce. As a result, we have seen many students turn to cheating in order to get the highest grades.

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Schoolyard sell-off revived by Toronto trustees

A controversial idea to sell off parts of playgrounds — but in a more measured way — is coming back before the Toronto District School Board.
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Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation: Christopher Emdin: 9789087909864: Amazon.com: Books

Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation [Christopher Emdin] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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The "Justification" for Closing Schools in Chicago - Gapers Block

The "Justification" for Closing Schools in ChicagoGapers BlockDave is passionately committed to promoting and improving urban public education, while simultaneously improving the lives of his students.
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Engaging Disengaged Students In Their Terms: Hip Hop and Urban Arts as an Education Tool

Many students within TDSB Schools are disengaged
and are failing to meet benchmarks and standards
set out by the school board. Many of these youth are
engaged in high-risk behaviors rooted in many
complex social issues, and current efforts made by
teachers and the administration are often times
found to be unsuccessful in reaching these youth in
meaningful ways.

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Masia One visits 20 Ontario schools with 411 Initiative [Article] - HipHopCanada.com · HipHopCanada.com

Masia One visits 20 Ontario schools with 411 Initiative [Article] - HipHopCanada.com · HipHopCanada.com | Urban Ed | Scoop.it

Young people across Ontario are now more educated on women’s image issues after another school tour by 411 Initiative For Change reached twenty schools. From March 21 to April 1, a multimedia presentation led by rapper/singer Masia One and actress/playwright Anita Majumbar travelled the province in hopes of enlightening young girls on topics such as body image, self esteem, racism, careers, healthy relationships and bullying (including cyber bullying).


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Gandhi's Glasses: Model Schools for Inner Cities Toronto DSB

Gandhi's Glasses: Model Schools for Inner Cities Toronto DSB | Urban Ed | Scoop.it

Gandhi’s Glasses encourages global citizenship using Mahatma Gandhi’s life and work as an introduction to social justice for elementary school students.

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We Must Help Our Nation's Homeless Children Get an Education

We Must Help Our Nation's Homeless Children Get an Education | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
Frankie has trouble focusing on his homework and paying attention in school; he has fights in the schoolyard; he has serious mood swings; he has no friends. He lives with his mother and two sisters in one room in a homeless shelter.
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Urban Living Legend - Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

Urban Living Legend - Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
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Reminds me of Greening the Ghetto TED Talk 

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Professor looks for 'meaning' in city's history of segregation - Huntsville Item

Professor looks for 'meaning' in city's history of segregation - Huntsville Item | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
Professor looks for 'meaning' in city's history of segregationHuntsville Item“In 2005, Norfolk won the Broad Prize for Urban Education, naming the district the best in the country,” Littlejohn said.
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Carnegie Corporation of New York: Urban and Higher Education

Carnegie Corporation of New York: Urban and Higher Education | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
RT @jfunders: Learn more about Michele Cahill's work @CarnegieCorp, the Carnegie Corporation of New York http://t.co/Bbbs1Ive #JFN #STEM...
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International Test Scores Expose U.S. Education Problem

International Test Scores Expose U.S. Education Problem | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
The U.S. performed above average on international standardized tests in elementary and middle school math, science and reading, according to reports released Tuesday.
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Grant funding after-school programs at King, Prairie - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Grant funding after-school programs at King, Prairie - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteGrant funding after-school programs at King, PrairieChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteThe new ones will partner with the park district, the school-based community health center, the University of Illinois' College of Education,...
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The Global Search for Education: Teach All

The Global Search for Education: Teach All | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
"Teach For America exists to address the incredible gaps in educational outcomes that persist along racial and socio-economic lines in our country.
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Getting Real III: Dr. Chris Emdin: #HipHopEd and STEM Education

As part of the Getting Real III Videoconference Series on Hip-Hop education taking place at Columbia University, NYU, and University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr...
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'Insider Trading' Used to Retool Failing Schools | PBS NewsHour | Dec. 6, 2012

'Insider Trading' Used to Retool Failing Schools | PBS NewsHour | Dec. 6, 2012 | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
Broadmoor Middle School in Baton Rouge, La., is starting to see improvements in student attendance, behavior and class performance. It's an unlikely success story for a school where 95 percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
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Rapper Big Sean Discusses Plans For New Non-Profit Organization

Rapper Big Sean Discusses Plans For New Non-Profit Organization | Urban Ed | Scoop.it

“The mission of the Sean Anderson Foundation is to assist in the education, health, safety and well-being of Detroit area school-aged youth,” Big Sean told AllHipHop.com in a statement released today (December 2). “I want to use my awareness to improve the situations in our school systems in particular.”


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Getting Real Series III: Jen Johnson and Hip-Hop Debate

As part of the Getting Real III Videoconference Series on Hip-Hop education taking place at Columbia University, NYU, and University of Wisconsin-Madison, Je...
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Inner-city kids meet the great outdoors

Inner-city kids meet the great outdoors | Urban Ed | Scoop.it
There they were, 27 Downtown Eastside kids standing in the wilderness near Stave Lake trying to comprehend it all.
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