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Don’t Forget Southeast Asian Students

By Quyen Dinh & Brenda Shum source: Education Week At a time when our leaders preach the need for all students to be college- and career-ready, when many say postsecondary education is essential for life success, too many students still face barriers that prevent them from pursuing the American dream. This is particularly true for Read more…


Tax Credit Could Drain Education

By Lori Bezahler source: The Times Union Gov. Andrew Cuomo provoked strong reactions with his proposals to reform education, particularly teacher evaluation. But what escaped notice was his reference in the State of the State speech to passing the education tax credit, or ETC, a term unfamiliar to most New Yorkers. We would all do Read more…




Building Youth Leaders

Lalo Montoya, a student at North High School in Denver, used to skip a lot of school.  It just didn’t seem that the teachers or counselors at North expected much from the school’s predominantly Latino students.  Lalo’s perception is justified by the numbers: a 2004 study showed that only 38% of Latino students entering North Read more…