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Equity in ACTion

NCES Spotlight: Homeless Children & Youth

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Research and Communications

When thinking about educational equity, one group of underserved students that often gets overlooked is homeless children and youth. Children experiencing homelessness face an array

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NCES’s Latest Comprehensive Education Report

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Research and Communications

What does education in the U.S. look like in 2017? How has it changed over time? How do U.S. student achievement levels compare to international

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‘Putting America First’ Means Investing in America’s Students and Jobseekers

By: Marten Roorda, Chief Executive Officer

President Trump’s budget proposal, released this morning, paints a bleak picture for America’s students, families, and workers. Investments in critically important education and workforce development

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Survey by New America Sheds Light on Higher Education

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Research & Communications

Today, a college degree is more essential than ever before to secure a well-paying job. Yet, almost anyone can tell you that the financial cost

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ACT Corporate Giving: Funding Scholarships for Migrant Students

By: Maria Vasquez, Program Director

ACT is committed to giving back to our communities, with the long-term aim of creating a lasting, social impact that aligns with ACT’s mission of

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A Teacher Who Found My Voice

By: Jim Larimore, Chief Officer

I don’t know if Winnie Beasley ever knew what an impact she had on my life. I was a shy 7th grader, a multiracial kid

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Teachers: The Heart of Rural Schools

By: Katie Gragnaniello, Manager, Partner Communications

Growing up in a rural town and attending a rural school meant our teachers had to be much more than teachers. Teachers who teach in

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Apprenticeships Spur Economic Mobility: Diversity and Working Learners

By: Shannon Hayes, Public Affairs Program Manager, Policy

Diversity was a major topic of discussion last week at the first-ever international Apprenticeship Forward! conference in Washington, D.C., cohosted by the National Skills Coalition

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Thank You: Teachers Who Believed in Me!

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Research and Communications

This week is National Teacher Appreciation week. When I think about all of the amazing teachers I had growing up, I am very grateful. I

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Music – Singing in the New Day

By: Tina McCoy Hearn, Program Director

The drowsy senses of elementary kids roused from the old brick school to the music ‘out building’ were best navigated on warped boards that were

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Teachers are Heroes: Miss Massey

By: Christina Gordon, Senior Director

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and that’s got me thinking about all the amazing teachers who changed my life. Every kid should be lucky enough to

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Marten Roorda joins Reach Higher’s Advisory Board

Reach Higher announces ACT CEO Marten Roorda will join former first Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Advisory Board. We are thrilled to be part of

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