1 in 6 people in NYC (1.4 million) rely on daily emergency food. (Source: Robin Hood Foundation)


  • A Compelling Case for Curriculum
    January 9, 2017

    One of the odd features of education policy is that while a plethora of research exists on the effects of systemic reforms (e.g., class size, charter schools, teacher and school accountability mechanisms), on student achievement there is very little data on whether curriculum – what kids are actually being taught – makes a difference.

    Read more at usnews.com
  • A New Approach to Catholic Schooling Spreads to South Florida
    November 21, 2016

    This fall, St. Luke officially became a Notre Dame ACE Academy, part of a national effort to revitalize Catholic schooling. There were signs of change students could see. Posters hung around the PreK-8 campus encouraged them to think about a pair of long-range goals: college and heaven. Teachers attended a summer workshop in South Bend, which helped instill a belief that each of their students is capable of reaching both.

    Read more at redefinedonline.org
  • When College Students Need Food Pantries More Than Textbooks
    August 1, 2016

    Universities are discovering that keeping low-income students in school takes more than financial aid. As a more racially and socioeconomically diverse body of students pursues college in the United States, schools find themselves responding to more requests to stock food pantries and hand out vouchers for supplies at campus bookstores.

    Read more at theatlantic.com