Disadvantaged Students

PIQE Supporting Families at School and Home

PIQE: Supporting Families at School and Home

February 20, 2017 | Student Achievement

Jose, the youngest of five kids, moved to Oakdale, California from Mexico when he was just 10 years old. He and his family stepped into a daunting new reality, facing heartbreaking setbacks. “It was a struggle,” Jose recalled. “Not only did we have to learn a new language, but my…

Employers and Families Teaming Up on Behalf of Students in New Orleans

February 20, 2017 | Student Achievement

For busy families, navigating the education system can be intimidating. This is especially true today, because as education systems continue to grow, support for parents to understand those systems is not necessarily keeping pace. A nonprofit called EdNavigator launched in 2015 to help address this very challenge. They began by…

School Spotlight: Noble Street College Prep

June 21, 2016 | Charter Schools

Noble Street College Prep is the first campus of the high-performing Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago. Serving more than 11,000 students, the school focuses on high expectations for students—most of whom are low-income and students of color—while giving them the support they need to succeed in college and life.…

Keeping Students on Track: How to Identify and Address ‘Summer Melt’

June 10, 2016

For most students, receiving a college acceptance letter symbolizes the beginning of an exciting and rewarding journey. They breathe a sigh of relief as they head into high school graduation, knowing that they have the whole summer ahead to spend time with their friends and prepare for the transition to…

3 Ways the Class of 2016 Inspires Me

June 7, 2016 | Student Achievement

By Irvin Scott Last month, I was honored to address the 340 students graduating in the Class of 2016 at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, a two-year technical college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The college is named after a Pennsylvania congressman who passionately advocated for ending slavery during the Civil War…

CREDO Study: Urban Charter Schools Making Significant Positive Impact

May 27, 2016

The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University report, Urban Charter School Study Report on 41 Regions found that public charter schools located in the nation’s largest urban districts are showing significant positive performance impacts for the most disadvantaged students. Overall, students enrolled in urban public charter…