Mary-Faith Cerasoli is an adjunct professor of Spanish and Italian with a master’s degree from Middlebury College.
She’s also homeless.

Mary-Faith Cerasoli is an adjunct professor of Spanish and Italian with a master’s degree from Middlebury College.

She’s also homeless.

Need to wake up your mind? Take a cue from these students at Fox Hill Elementary school in Indianapolis, Indiana who take dancing “brain breaks” in class.

Learn more about why recess and physical education are making a comeback.

Nearly 6 million young Americans, ages 16-24, don’t work or go to school.

Learn more here.

“When we fail black boys, Latino boys, whomever it is, there is a cost attached to that.”

-In Oakland, Calif., some school programs are working to better help African-American boys graduate from high school and improve their social and academic outcomes.

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In eastern India, 18,000 extremely poor children from tribal communities attend a school that offers an opportunity to transform their lives.

What’s the jobless rate for black teenage dropouts in low-income familes?

Try 95 percent.

How is baby Claire being used to help prevent bullying in the classroom?
Incidents of bullying in schools across the U.S. not only have an effect on students’ emotional state, they can also have school wide ramifications. Roots of Empathy, a program in Seattle, is working on curbing aggressive behavior early on by bringing babies into the classroom. Seven-month-old Claire (and her mom) will visit one kindergarten classroom nine times throughout this year. The class then reflects on why Claire is either happy or sad and discusses how the children often have similar feelings.
Learn more about the program here.

How is baby Claire being used to help prevent bullying in the classroom?

Incidents of bullying in schools across the U.S. not only have an effect on students’ emotional state, they can also have school wide ramifications. Roots of Empathy, a program in Seattle, is working on curbing aggressive behavior early on by bringing babies into the classroom. Seven-month-old Claire (and her mom) will visit one kindergarten classroom nine times throughout this year. The class then reflects on why Claire is either happy or sad and discusses how the children often have similar feelings.

Learn more about the program here.

"When I look at one of my Latinas, for example, I treat her as though she is going to be my… grandchild’s pediatrician, or when I look at one of our Black-American boys, I try and educate him as though he were going to be my city councilperson…I try to treat them as though they are going to be consequential people, and we work back from there. And I find that if you treat them like they actually have a future, they tend to have one."

Diego Little, instructor at Rainier Scholars, a year-round enrichment program that provides academic and emotional support to students from as early as fifth grade and until they graduate college.

Fact: Doing the running man can help tackle a common fifth-grade learning deficit — number patterns. Here’s how math got it’s groove back…

Fact: Doing the running man can help tackle a common fifth-grade learning deficit — number patterns. Here’s how math got it’s groove back…