These initatives cannot substitute for reforms that address the root causes of concentrated poverty, budget shortfalls, and failing schools.
In 2008, Syracuse started promising graduates full college tuition. Now it's rising above the national averages for enrollment.
A relatively pain-free way to make these schools accountable to their students.
Baltimore's neediest students often struggle to find transportation and afford things like uniforms.
They're highly qualified, and they need jobs. And yet fewer than one percent of all teachers have doctorates.
And educators need to figure out ways to encourage social mixing opportunities among students.
The National College Advising Corps is placing recent graduates in high-needs schools to help guide students through the application process.
A growing summer camp is giving young women the skills they need to get high-paying tech jobs, before they've even graduated from high school.
Unstructured time allows children to develop creativity and empathy. But too often, it's missing from the schedule.
The area attracts more young families than any other. But conservative attacks on public education could change that.
Educating an inmate reduces their odds of recidivism by 43 percent.
Families with options find all sorts of ways to avoid under-performing schools.
In 1963, kids in the 10th percentile of income fell behind children in the upper echelon of wealth by about a year or so. Today, that gap is closer to four years.
Over the past decade, the number of African American men killed nearly matched the number who graduated from high schools ready to attend university.
We are becoming a nation of test preparation factories, and there's no evidence this strategy actually works.
In a desperately poor, dangerous part of town, Memphis Street Academy decided to ditch its metal detectors and focus on supporting students. Violence dropped by 90 percent.
There's no doubt the mayor deserves credit for major improvements to New York City schools, but the one thing he'd like to be remembered for is also his least clear-cut success story.
How we can reduce crime, increase economic mobility, boost college graduation rates, and give communities more tax revenue, all at the same time.
New research suggests better ventilation in classrooms could cut down on illness-related school absences.