Twenty Colleges Agree to Recruit KIPP Students

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This year 20 top universities, including Georgetown, Brown, Duke, Syracuse, and Pennsylvania pledged to recruit more alumni from the charter network Knowledge Is Power Program, or KIPP, which focuses on providing education for underprivileged students in both rural and urban Continue reading

Successful Students Have Strong Life Skills, Not Just Cognitive Skills

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Today, Greg Toppo at USA Today examined how student success may be linked to personality traits more than specific cognitive skills. Specifically, scientists are starting to to consider traits like grit, perseverance, conscientiousness and optimism as indicators of how successful a student will be Continue reading

The Silicon Bayou: Where Education Innovation is Brewing

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While Silicon Valley is the traditional hub for entrepreneurs to try to make it big and Silicon Alley is building a growing tech scene in New York, there is a new lesser-known center of innovation emerging: the Silicon Bayou. Anya Continue reading