Education: Top Stories in 2016

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Education Program highlights for 2016 include: strategies for maximizing parent engagement in their children’s education and helping kids become college and career ready; School of the Future, a new documentary from NOVA; Parents 2016: Hearts and Minds of Parents in an Uncertain World, a national survey that leads straight to a “readiness roadmap” for parents; and ideas for designing high schools for the 21st century.

Education: Top Stories in 2016

1Parents as Partners in Education

Top experts offer resources, tips, and advice for parents who need to better understand and engage with educators in order to help their children succeed. 

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According to the report Parents 2016: Hearts and Minds of Parents in an Uncertain World, there is a surprisingly wide gap between parents’ perceptions of how well their children are doing in school, and how well their children are actually doing. “Understanding the nature of this divide will help educators engage parents, and make a real difference,” says LaVerne Srinivasan, vice president of Carnegie Corporation of New York’s National Program.

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3NOVA: School of the Future

New episode of NOVA on PBS explores how the science of learning and technological innovations are helping to reimagine education for American students.

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4Designing High Schools for the 21st Century

Secretary of Education John King told educators, policy experts, and students that the next generation of high schools must "give every student an opportunity to have a vision for their own future." For Carnegie Corporation of New York, this conversation is nothing new. In 2001 we described the reinvention of the traditional high school as the “clarion call of our new century.” Since then, we have been exploring ways to remake high schools—and have invested over $200 million in that cause.

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5The Making of a Math Movement

College math has often been "sink or swim" for students. But in June, a group of high-level mathematicians joined together to “fix” math. Many of those big thinkers were convened by Carnegie Corporation of New York to present their ideas to representatives of foundations and education nonprofits sharing an interest in addressing mathematical problems that cannot be solved on any blackboard.

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