The tight link between children’s educational outcomes and overall life outcomes, and their socioeconomic backgrounds is no surprise to anyone who works in schools or lives in high-poverty communities. Children experiencing poverty fare worse than their more-affluent peers on all measures of academic achievement, including kindergarten readiness, high-school graduation, and...
Stanford Social Innovation Review | October 2, 2018
Chattanooga-Hamilton County Joins By All Means Consortium to Improve Outcomes for Children and FamiliesEducation Redesign Lab | September 24, 2018
The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) Education Redesign Lab is pleased to welcome Chattanooga-Hamilton County as the newest community in their By All Means consortium. Lesley Scearce, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Chattanooga said, “being selected to join the By All Means consortium is an honor...
Usable Knowledge | September 13, 2018
Sometimes it seems as though education reformers, present company included, spend much of their time discussing the obvious: that good teaching matters, that learning to read by grade 3 is important, that early childhood learning is very valuable. But we also can be accused of ignoring or side-stepping the obvious,...
Education Week | September 11, 2018
If a mother needs after-school child care to work extra hours but can't afford to pay for it, who is responsible for helping her figure it out? What about helping families find housing after a fire? A summer job for a high school student? Should city officials step in? Or...
Boston Globe | August 28, 2018
Somerville will be able to redesign the educational model for its Next Wave/Full Circle School through a recent funding award. The nonprofit Center for Collaborative Education, in partnership with the Somerville public schools, was one of five organizations selected to receive grants under the Barr Foundation Engage New England: Doing...
July 28, 2018
On the second floor of Nathan Bishop Middle School, students are teaching younger students in an effort to curb summer learning loss. This summer, the City of Providence and the School Department are going all in to keep students from losing academic ground during vacation.
July 27, 2018
What exactly is the role of government? A few years ago, when I was Alameda County public health director, a local politician stunned me with his answer to that question.
Edweek | July 26, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 31 case barred mandatory “agency fees,” dealing a telling financial blow to teachers’ unions. Whether this is a death blow or a turning point will be determined by the vision and...
Somerville Patch | June 21, 2018
The tuition-free, out-of-school program supports underserved middle and high school students in Boston, Cambridge and now Somerville.
9 Places Where Communities & Families Are Working Together in a New Social Compact for Student SuccessThe 74 | June 11, 2018
For too long, our answer to the problems of poverty, inequality, diminishing social mobility, and unfair access to learning opportunities has been “the schools will fix it.”