African-American Adolescents

This article discusses Startup Weekend Education in Providence (SWeduPVD), a design event hosted by the Highlander Institute in collaboration with… Read More »


Do Teacher Expectations Matter?

In this discussion paper, researchers from the Brookings Institute examine the causal impact of teacher expectations on student outcomes. The… Read More »

This plan, published in 2013 by Massachusetts’ Governor Deval Patrick’s STEM Advisory Council builds on the first strategic plan written in… Read More »

Originally posted on Education Week’s blog on November 6, 2015  A year and a half ago, in a post to… Read More »

Originally posted on Jobs for the Future Failing and under-resourced schools, neighborhoods beset by street violence, lack of job opportunity,… Read More »

What would schools look like if they were designed around the needs of students? That’s the question that drives the… Read More »


Youth On Board

This website, a program of YouthBuild USA, facilitates/co-facilitates a number of groups to develop young leaders and give them a… Read More »


Young Voices

This website works to empower low-income urban youth to become leaders in communities across Rhode Island, advocating for policy changes.… Read More »

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