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Pre-k strategy to reduce achievement Gap

North Carolina’s state-funded pre-K program for 4-year-olds has produced better-than-expected positive outcomes for participants, new research says. Significant gains were seen across all areas of learning including language and literacy skills, math skills, general knowledge, and social skills, states the report entitled “2012-2013 Children’s Outcomes and Program Quality in the North Carolina Pre-K Program,” released … Continue reading


: “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” – Chinese Proverb via @glorianaguillen


* Congress passed the Civil Rights Act over the veto of President Andrew Johnson on this date in 1866. The act declared that all persons born in the United States were now citizens, without regard to race, color, or previous condition. As citizens they could make and enforce contracts, sue and be sued, give evidence … Continue reading

More Than Half of Students ‘Engaged’ in School, Says Poll

Students who have teachers who make them “feel excited about the future” and who attend schools that they see as committed to building their individual strengths are 30 times more likely than other students to show other signs of engagement in the classroom-a key predictor of academic success, according to a report released Wednesday by … Continue reading


: “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” — Lou Holtz

The Power of Words

Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

The Racial Groups Facing The Biggest Barriers To Success In America

THE HUFFINGTON POST 8 Hours Ago by Rebecca Klein From birth, the average black child in America is at a relative disadvantage, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday. While more than 92 percent of white, Latino, American-Indian and Asian and Pacific Islander babies are born at normal birth weight, that number … Continue reading

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