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News: How to Fix High Poverty High Schools

Republic 3.0: How to Fix High Poverty High Schools Excerpt Among students from households in the bottom income quartile (those earning less than $34,160 a year), just 45 percent go on to college – and only 9 percent eventually earn a bachelor’s degree. Among students from households in the top quartile, in contrast, 82 percent […]

New York Times

News: Where You Grow Up Matters

The New York Times: The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares Excerpt Children who grow up in some places go on to earn much more than they would if they grew up elsewhere. Commentary This was a very insightful analysis about how where we come from plays into our future […]

San Francisco Gay Blood Ban

News: Students Fighting Gay Blood Ban

News: Students Fighting Gay Blood Ban Excerpt Two Craven County high school students want the FDA to change the rules for gay men who want to donate blood. Brianna Culler, 16, started the petition after her friend, Travi Massey, was turned away from a blood drive at West Craven High School. The 17-year-old admitted he […]

School

News: Gender, education and work; The weaker sex

The Economist: The weaker sex Excerpt: “IT’S all to do with their brains and bodies and chemicals,” says Sir Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a posh English boarding school. “There’s a mentality that it’s not cool for them to perform, that it’s not cool to be smart,” suggests Ivan Yip, principal of the […]

Highway Roads

News: House Approves Short-Term Financing for Highways

The New York Times: House Approves Short-Term Financing for Highways Excerpt: The House on Tuesday approved a two-month extension of funding for transportation projects, setting up what could be a defining fight over money for highways and other infrastructure this summer after years of stopgap measures. Commentary: Another short-term solution for one of the nation’s […]

Experian Social Security

News: Social Security May be in Worse Shape Than Thought

NBC News: Social Security May Be in Worse Shape Than We Thought: Study Excerpt: The Social Security Administration projects that its trust funds will be depleted by 2033—not an optimistic forecast. But it may be even bleaker than that. New studies from Harvard and Dartmouth researchers find that the SSA’s actuarial forecasts have been consistently […]