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Empower a girl, transform a community

By Kakenya Ntaiya ~ TED ~ Kakenya Ntaiya turned her dream of getting an education into a movement to empower vulnerable girls and bring an end to harmful traditional practices in Kenya. Meet two students at the Kakenya Center for Excellence, a school where girls can live and study safely — and uplift their community along the way. “When you empower a girl, you transform a community,” Ntaiya says. Watch…

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Technology Access Gap Leaves Millions of Students Struggling to Keep Up

By Eleanor J. Bader ~ Truthout Students Are Set Back Without In-Home Internet Access A 2017 survey of more than 400,000 K-12 students, teachers, librarians and school administrators conducted by Project Tomorrow, a California nonprofit dedicated to educational equity, found that lack of in-home internet access is an enormous problem for students in all 50 states. This has been corroborated by researchers at Pew Research who discovered that 17.5 percent…

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Every kid needs a champion

By Rita Pierson ~ TED Talks Education ~  Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level. Watch video @ Ted

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Considering Race in College Admissions – 3 Questions Answered

By Stella M Flores, New York University On July 3, the Trump administration announced it will reverse several policy memos outlining how colleges and universities can use race as a factor in admissions. The memos aren’t law, but rather Obama-era guidance – issued jointly by the departments of Education and Justice – stating that the federal government recognizes “the compelling interest that postsecondary institutions have in obtaining the benefits that…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Limits on Education Widen with Online Classes

Limits on Education Widen as Online Programs Grow

The large amount of free online classes introduced on college campuses have given educators a new incentive to create an easier platform for students to complete their education on time. Many students arrive on campus with significant remedial work to be done before they can begin regular credit-earning classes. This can lead to a large amount of tuition fees, and essentially, more debt for the student. The availability of free…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Education and The Creative Squash

Education and The Creative Squash

My older sister went to college for four years, made friends, studied and worked hard, then graduated. She maintained excellent grades throughout all four years, and graduated with honors. When she returned home, she could not find a job for months. Many of her college friends still don’t have jobs. She was a singer and songwriter, and now she’s an admissions counselor. She still sings and writes amazing music, but…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | State Moves Aid From Schools to Families

State Moves Aid From Schools to Families

As if the funding for schools wasn’t bad enough as it is, state legislators are proposing and implementing a process that will make it even worse: taking money from the public school funding and giving to families instead. The idea is that families can use the money to take their children out of public schools and enroll them in the school that they believe to be best for their child; whether that…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | New York City's Education: No Longer Looking Quite So Bleak

New York City’s Education: No Longer Looking Quite So Bleak

Remember that blog post from January concerning how the Bloomberg administration lost New York City hundreds of millions of dollars in Federal Aid for Education? Well, it seems to have all worked out! Legislative leaders were quoted on Monday saying that they had reached an agreement to help New York City and its teachers’ union settle on an evaluation system, finally. Under this new agreement, they have until May 29th…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Education vs. Lecturing Don’t lecture me

Education vs. Lecturing; Don’t lecture me.

In the society we live in today, a four year degree from a college or university is almost necessary to obtain a decent job. Financial aid and scholarships are provided for many students to make their way through their education (although that area still needs some serious work) and at the end of the whole experience the students get a degree, a college experience, and a fair share of loans…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Self-Pity Sails to Self-Excuse on the SS Addiction

Self-Pity Sails to Self-Excuse on the SS Addiction

Nature is not just or unjust; it is indifferent. It is a fact of nature that rivers will often flow together and in their shared nature be the shared source of a larger river which may water our fields but may flood our world. This is also a metaphoric vulnerability in the field of addiction – a metaphor with no less truth too often flowing to a very sad sea.…

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