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


  • When a Few Bucks Can Get Students to the Finish Line
    March 28, 2017

    Named after Georgia State’s mascot, the program offers students an immediate few hundred dollars, sometimes as little as $300, without bureaucracy. Most recipients are seniors whose financial aid has run out. For many, the grant gets them over the finish line, instead of being left just short of graduation — saddled with debt but denied the degree that could have helped pay it down.

    Read more at nytimes.com
  • 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