So much of our national identity has become wrapped up in believing that everyone can and should attend college. But reality is more complex. In this article, we learn the stories of three students who got into college — but the similarities stopped there.
The story of the children of immigration is deeply intertwined with the story of our nation. Embracing immigrant children and cultivating their full potential is the education challenge of our generation. The stakes are high: Their future is our future.
What students learn in out-of-school settings is becoming increasingly important to individual learning. Places such as libraries, museums, digital media, and after-school programs are evolving into extended classrooms and offer opportunities for educators to reimagine how they engage with families.
Psychological science has revealed a body of evidence that can help educators motivate disadvantaged students and work to keep them on track through high school and potentially into college; it calls for educators to get the right information to them at the right time.