The Value of Teaching Assistants

Robust debate about teaching assistants (TAs) in the pedagogical community has forced schools to consider seriously the return on investment of hiring second adults in classrooms. The findings on the subject have been nuanced, which has led to confusion in the general public. Several studies have found that TAs were not necessarily having the desired […]

STEM Education is More Than Science and Math Courses

By now you’ve heard about STEM education – science, technology, engineering and math. Producing millions of workers in these fields will be vital to continued economic health in the United States. Consequently, future job prospects are best in STEM fields. Consider the projected growth in demand and the average pay of various STEM-related occupations. Source: […]

Summer Learning Program is Back Because it Works

Charleston Promise Neighborhood’s summer learning program returned on June 12. Research shows that most of the achievement gap in reading between low-income and high-income children occurs during the summer months, when school is out. Last year, Charleston Promise Neighborhood, in collaboration with Metanoia’s Freedom School, provided literacy enrichment to 71 K-5th graders last summer at […]