Teachers Give DeVos a Failing Grade

Vladimir Lenin once famously asked the question “What is to be done?” It neatly encapsulates what is happening inside our public education system today. Given that school budgets are already out of control, and overall results regarding both actual...

Rihanna Fighting For Global Education Needs

As an award winning singer and global pop star, Robyn Fenty, better known to her fans as Rihanna, has shown a continued commitment to philanthropy throughout her career. In 2012, Rihanna founded the Clara Lionel Foundation, which she dedicated to her grandparents. As...

How to Help Your Child Succeed With Algebra

If you have a child who is struggling with algebra, it’s important to keep in mind that many students, even those who have always enjoyed math and done well in the subject, can begin to develop problems once they reach algebra. Unlike math concepts that your...

How Effective Are Online Classes?

For this blog post we’re going to examine two recent studies regarding the efficacy of online education– one by the Brookings Institution and one by a group of academics from MIT, Harvard and China’s Tsinghua University. In the case of the Brookings...

A Plan For Ending “Lunch Shaming”

Lunch shaming, a modern term for a very old, cruel practice among school children, refers to any practice that places blame on children whose parents either can’t afford to pay for lunch bills, or who are behind in their payments. Yes, It Really Happens In some...

California Schools & Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is unquestionably one of the most important life skills adults are expected to master. Balancing a checkbook, understanding the true costs of borrowing money, calculating compound interest payments, and devising a personal budget are all things that...