There is little question that higher education is a worthwhile investment. We regularly hear about the earning power of that college degree, and how those with a college education out-earn those with just a high school diploma by up to a million dollars over a lifetime. And we can't miss the regular drumbeat of how some form of postsecondary education is necessary in our 21st century economy, and that just a high school diploma will no longer cut it in our knowledge economy.We also realize Read more here
Help needed at Kingston Middle School Library Book Fair Nov. 28 to Dec. 2Kingston Community NewsKINGSTON — The Kingston Middle School Library is seeking volunteers to staff its Scholastic Book Fair, Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. If you are interested and can offer a few hours, call Lisa Schuchart, 394-4924; or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. ... Read more here
August 26, 2011 - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released the 2010 School Health Profiles. The survey is designed to provide information on five of the eight components of coordinated school health: health education, physical education, health services, healthy and safe school environment, and family and community involvement, as well as requirements, policies, activities, and programs related to those components.
The wellbeing of Hispanics in America is inextricably tied to the nation’s overall success.
Recipient: Grandmont Rosedale Development CorporationLocation: Detroit, MIZIP Code: 48223-1227Recipient URL: www.grdc.org/Type of Recipient: Housing/shelter, rehabilitation; Urban/community developmentGrantmaker: Ford FoundationGrant Amount: $500,000Year Authorized: 2011Duration: 2 yearsDescription: For Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative to pilot Abandoned and Foreclosed Housing Acquisition and Rehabilitation Program in Detroit's struggling but still vibrant Grandmont and Rosedale communities Read more here
In our A City Education series, two City Year corps members share their experiences working as tutors and mentors in schools in hopes of closing the achievement gap and ending the dropout crisis. For our most recent City Year New York community meeting—a gathering of all 254 corps members in the city—I was asked to share what motivated me to join City Year. I told my peers I joined because I thrive in a community environment where a shared goal and vision become a catalyst for action. One of Read more here