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Vocational programs aimed at helping girls and women achieve economic independence have succeeded, concludes a 10-state study by a task force of the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education.
Second chances are rare in most dynamic fields, and education i no exception. Yet as I watch the education- reform movement broaden and deepen, I can see clearly that there will be a second chance for me.
Benjamin R. Barber observes in An Aristocracy of Everyone, his passionate exploration of the relationships between public education and democracy, that education is "systematic storytelling." "No wonder," he says, "there is such tumult surrounding the attempt to identify the right stories!"
Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. After years of crying for more flexibility in how federal education dollars can be used, states might soon see if the oft-quoted words of Oscar Wilde ring true. Congress is considering whether the education needs of the country might be better met through a block-grant approach for distributing federal funds to states.
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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