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Waiting for the Truth

Op-Ed by SUSAN S. SAWYERS
An inconvenient truth about “Waiting for Superman” and our nation’s public schools

As our graduate studies in education reporting came to a close late last month, a few of us Columbia J-School kids and our professors had the chance to preview the provocative new documentary, “Waiting for Superman,” by Oscar winner Davis [...]

Waiting for the Truth
posted on: Jun 5, 2010 | author: Susan Sawyers

And sex ed for all

In New York City, new HIV infections have increased more than 50 percent among 13 to 29 year-old men who have sex with men since 2001, even as the total number of cases dropped by a third. Many behavioral studies and outreach programs to young men who have sex with men have been spurred by this drastic increase, but little has been done to address the broader issues surrounding the health of LGBT teens.

And sex ed for all
posted on: Jun 1, 2010 | author: Paige Rentz

In an uncertain economy, students turn to certificate progra...

In the height of the recession, people seeking educational advancement have turned to certificate programs as a way to advance.

In an uncertain economy, students turn to certificate programs
posted on: May 14, 2010 | author: Althea A. Fung

Teaching for America but longing for Haiti

Jessica Jean-Francois, a Haitian Teach for America recruit tells of the highs and lows of being a new teacher

Teaching for America but longing for Haiti
posted on: May 14, 2010 | author: Eno Alfred

Saving kids in trouble with the law

The Andrew Glover Youth Program works to keep teenagers out of jail and to turn their lives around.

Saving kids in trouble with the law
posted on: May 14, 2010 | author: Alec Johnson

Getting rid of the special ed stigma

Democracy prep uses inclusion and pull outs to try and blur the line between special and general education.

Getting rid of the special ed stigma
posted on: May 14, 2010 | author: Sarah Butrymowicz

Planned Parenthood sends parents to principal’s office...

An advocacy group wants to put sex education issues in the hands of parents and principals.

Planned Parenthood sends parents to principal’s office
posted on: May 13, 2010 | author: Rachael Horowitz

Running a second chance school

Matt Molloy has a soft spot for troublemakers. He used to be one. Now he runs a school full of them.

Running a second chance school
posted on: May 7, 2010 | author: Connor Boals

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