No Haste Just More Waste

Funding Down the State and Partnership Grant Slates From Fiscal Year (FY) 2014; Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Program Description This discretionary grant program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed […]

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The Next Coffin Nail

Nearsightedness: Unable to see things clearly unless they are relatively close to the eyes. The American public has an all encompassing view of education whose problems and failures are not considered important unless they directly affect the individual. In her report, Why do kids go to school? Americans are divided on the answer, a new […]

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Educate To Liberate

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” Buddha We are teaching our children to think that being rich is better than being kind, loving and respectful. “Scientists began to recognize that everything in the Universe is made out of energy.” Arjun […]

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Another Brick In The Wall

The 2016 school year has begun and while our children prepare to attend some school for another 180 days, the system of education they will be entering will prepare to standardize, demoralize, and dehumanize them. Children as young as five years old will learn that they are supposed to be exactly the same as every […]

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New School Year – Old Data Collections

“Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; EDFacts Data Collection School Years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 Abstract: EDFacts is a U.S. Department of Education initiative to collect, analyze, report on and promote the use of high-quality, pre-kindergarten through grade 12 performance data for use in education planning, policymaking, and management and budget decision making to improve […]

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Caring Matters

What High Schools Can Do to Keep Students from Dropping Out by Stephen Kotok, Sakiko Ikoma and Katerina Bodovski was published by AJE Forum on August 15, 2016 It stated, “We found that both school disciplinary order and school attachment were important components, but that the most important factor was whether a student attended a […]

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From The Federal Register

Applications for New Awards; Preschool Development Grants-Preschool Pay for Success Feasibility Pilot The purpose of this Preschool Pay For Success Feasibility Pilot is to encourage State and local PFS activity for preschool programs by providing grants for Feasibility Studies. The Feasibility Studies will determine if PFS is a viable and appropriate strategy to implement preschool […]

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