Doing the “Impossible”: Shifting Beliefs to Enable Deeper Learning for All Students

Superintendent Daniel King, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (Texas) Independent School District, Assistant Superintendent Berta Peña, Brownsville (Texas) Independent School District, and Superintendent Antwan Wilson, Oakland Unified School District speak at the Voices for Opportunity and Economic Mobility Summit in New Orleans.

Superintendent Daniel King, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (Texas) Independent School District, Assistant Superintendent Berta Peña, Brownsville (Texas) Independent School District, and Superintendent Antwan Wilson, Oakland Unified School District speak at the Voices for Opportunity and Economic Mobility Summit in New Orleans.

Originally posted in the Alliance for Excellent Education's Deeper Learning

Why Seeking Purpose Matters for Opportunity Youth

I recently read an article in The New York Times by Angela Duckworth entitled Graduating and Looking for Your Passion: Just Be Patient, in which she gives advice to new college graduates.

Hey, Philanthropy: Don’t Wring Your Hands. Get to Work.

Originally posted in The Development Set on Medium July 28, 2016.

By Richard V. Reeves, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow

There is a real tension at the heart of contemporary philanthropy. The challenge is to make it a creative one.

Is College Readiness the Same as Career Readiness?

Originally posted in Education Week on July 13, 2016.

Three Ways CBE Could Turn Underprepared Learners into College Graduates

Competency-based education

Traditional higher education is increasingly insufficient for many adults seeking workforce success and economic mobility, especially for students whose skills are not yet college ready. It has become critical for learners, postsecondary institutions, and employers to explore new options.

U.S. Department of Labor Announces TechHire Grants

Two JFF Staff Honored by the Aspen Institute

When Where You Live Keeps You Down

City Skyline

By Marty Alvarado and Lucretia Murphy

Upping the Ante: We Need You to Join the UpSkilling Movement

By: Jaime Fall and Kathy Mannes

One year later, it’s nice to see progress being made.

Press Release: El Paso Addresses the 61st Hour Challenge, Students Earn Over 1,000 Bachelor Degrees and Counting