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The Economics of Successful Self-Improvement I wrote the book Shift The Narrative because I came to realize that there’s a rate of return on being a victim, and it is really low. I myself was offered the chance to become a victim at a young [Read More...]
Our National Guard – A Treasure for Cybersecurity Assistance Since 1636, the citizen soldiers of our National Guard have been the first line of defense in protecting our freedom. Today, the National Guard continues that legacy with a dual purpose of supporting both the state and federal missions, domestically [Read More...]
Why This Year’s Chaotic Primary Season Might Be A Positive Sign For America’s Future The political season is in high-gear in America, and as always there is no greater spectator sport.  The only thing missing is the cheerleaders (unless you count CNN).  This year’s drama is even more intense than usual.  We saw the [Read More...]
Try Performance Based Funding to Narrow Education Achievement Gaps From NJ Spotlight How can New Jersey schools address troubling achievement gaps, improve graduation rates and college- and career-readiness, while the state decreases the number of chronically poorly-performing schools AND increases the number of high-performing schools? Today, New Jersey taxpayers [Read More...]
Disrupting an Aging Industry to Improve Teaching and Educational Outcomes RICHMOND (VA) TIMES-DISPATCH A new initiative announced recently by Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven Staples has the potential to substantially upgrade the content taught in schools across the commonwealth, and empower classroom teachers in ways that strengthen student outcomes. [Read More...]
A Dynamic Model for Catholic Education Published by the Catholic Education Resource Center Faith-based education institutions are closing as quickly as alternative education options open; charter school students now outnumber those enrolled in Catholic schools as government funding streams recognize reform and innovation in the public [Read More...]
The Cristo Rey Network: Serving Sustainable Success – New Lexington Study Download Full Report – The Cristo Rey Network: Serving Sustainable Success   One of the nation’s most powerful urban education success stories of the past decade, the Cristo Rey Network serves exclusively economically disadvantaged students with its Catholic mission to [Read More...]
What if Students Can’t Pass Immigrants’ Citizenship Test? The Sun News (South Carolina) It seems elementary: Before being awarded a diploma, high school students should know at least as much about their nation’s government and history as do immigrants seeking citizenship. Do they? Considerable evidence exists that appallingly [Read More...]
International Postal Update — October 2014 ELECTION-RELATED REVENUE BOLSTERING POSTAL FINANCES Election mail is becoming a major source of income for postal operators around the world and appears to be improving voter participation rates. Voting by mail is gaining popularity in the United States. In California, [Read More...]
What if Students Can’t Pass Immigrants’ Citizenship Test? Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch It seems elementary: Before being awarded a diploma, high school students should know at least as much about their nation’s government and history as do immigrants seeking citizenship. Do they? Considerable evidence exists that appallingly large numbers [Read More...]
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