29% of the highest-achieving low-income students ultimately complete college; 30% of the lowest-achieving high-income students do so.
“Breakthrough is ingrained in my soul. I was a student for two years, and after I graduated, I just couldn't bring myself to break away from the program that gave me so much guidance during my awkward, formative middle-school years. Being a Breakthrough teacher is an experience that I wish every person could experience.”
Ft. Worth Teacher '09, Brown University
Stimulus Money - Right in the Middle of the Big Debate
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/03/2009 - 06:11
The guidelines for the education spending in the stimulus package are out, and we now have the clearest picture of the priorities of the Federal Government in the coming years:
Check out NPR's review of the Obama budget. In addition to college loan improvements, early childhood education and a host of other programming, Obama hinted that his budget will allow the first ever federally funded teacher performance pay program.
We wanted to share the full text of Nina Bhatia's letter from our January alumni blast with you all. Great things are happening with The New Teacher Project and it's always great to hear from an insider.
We're excited to share a few great full-time teaching opportunities for the 2009-2010 school year at three KIPP Metro Atlanta schools. Much like Breakthrough, KIPP schools are at the forefront of the education reform movement, challenging traditionally underserved students to realize their potential.