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Some 100 residents of this Rust Belt city have been invited to a college auditorium for a 90-minute "town meeting'' on education reform and workforce competitiveness.
Mentortng relationships established through chapters of Big BrotbersIBig Sisters of America tend to last longer and have higher rates of interaction than matches fonned through many newer mentoring programs, a new report concludes.
Is our culture declining? I have tried to quantify the answer to this question with the creation of the Index of Leading Cultural Indicators.
In response to signs in our society that citizen participation in our democracy continues to lag, particularly among young people, many in the education community have called for more attention to civic education in our schools. Yet civics as a course of instruction seems to invite more than its share of collective yawns inside and outside the classroom. What is needed is not more of the same old civics but a different type of civics--one that is rooted in the community, in solving problems, and in learning citizen skills.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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