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Strive Partnership launches Teacher and Principal Excellence Website

Strive Partnership launches Teacher and Principal Excellence Website

TWEducate.org will encourage new teachers and principals to consider jobs in urban core of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

CINCINNATI – (October 18, 2011) -- The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Strive Partnership today launched Together We Educate (TWEducate.org), a website focused to attract, support and retain high-quality educators for the urban schools in Cincinnati, Covington, and Newport. [...] more about Strive Partnership launches Teacher and Principal Excellence Website

Strive Partnership in Cincinnati achieves better results in schools

Greg Landsman, executive director of The Strive Partnership in Greater Cincinnati, writes in an article for Democrat and Chronicle that our economic future is dependent on our educational outcomes. "Growing a stronger economy and lifting incomes will depend on getting better results in education, cradle to career," he writes. [...] more about Strive Partnership in Cincinnati achieves better results in schools

Rethinking Pre-K: 5 Way to Fix Preschool

In her Time.com article, Kayla Webley offers readers a startling reality check: "Take two kids, one from a low-income family, the other middle class. Let them run around and do little-kid things in their respective homes and then, at age 5, enroll them in kindergarten. Research shows that when the first day of school rolls around, the child from the low-income household will be as many as 1.5 years behind grade level in terms of language and prereading and premath skills. The middle-class kid will be as many as 1.5 years ahead. [...] more about Rethinking Pre-K: 5 Way to Fix Preschool

The Vigorous Virtues

David Brooks addresses the issue of national decline in his September 1, 2011 New York Times Op-Ed, "The Vigorous Virtues."

He asks, "is America on the way down, and, if so, what can be done about it?" Brooks then analyzes the roles of government, particular political figures, and education in restoring "the vigorous virtues" of America.

"In the first place, there is the need to rebuild America’s human capital. The United States became the wealthiest nation on earth primarily because Americans were the best educated. [...] more about The Vigorous Virtues

In Honor of Teachers

On September 2, 2011 The New York Times published a thought-piece by Charles M. Blow, celebrating teachers just in time for the back-to-school season. Blow addresses Americans' perceptions of teachers, the sometimes startling statistics within the teaching profession (i.e. nearly 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession within their first five years), and acknowledges the many out-of-school factors that weigh heavily on performance, "like growing child poverty, hunger, homelessness, home and neighborhood instability, adult role-modeling and parental pressure and expectations." [...] more about In Honor of Teachers