Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 13, 2014
In his latest piece for The Week, policy associate Neil Bhatiya takes a look at the U.S.-China climate agreement that was struck in Beijing, with pledges for emissions cuts by the United States and a target for peak emissions by the Chinese.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 10, 2014
Over at Bloggingheads, I spoke with analyst Tim Kovach about a variety of climate change stories in the news: from the new IPCC report to the effect on American climate policy from the Republican victories in the midterm elections. Tim and and I also touched upon the ways in which the effects of climate change may contribute to geopolitical instability and potential conflict.
Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on November 3, 2014
The Century Foundation (TCF) is pleased to announce the creation of the Janice Nittoli “Forward Thinking” Award. Each year, TCF will provide a stipend of $7,500 to support an individual under thirty years of age in the research and writing of a policy paper on a topic that is central to TCF’s agenda.
Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on October 30, 2014
What is it like to work at a school at which teachers and and administrators run the school as equal partners? Guest author Demetria R. Giles of Teaching Firms of America—Professional Prep Charter School says the results at her school speak for themselves.
Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on October 29, 2014
Children from low-income households consistently perform better when they attend racially- and socioeconomically-diverse schools. In this piece, guest writer Jonathon Acosta talks about his experiences attending a diverse magnet school.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on October 16, 2014
Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on October 7, 2014
Reforming conditions at New York City’s Rikers Island prison is a good first step, says TCF policy associate Clio Chang. But what’s really needed is a renewed focus on rehabilitation rather than on punishment.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 26, 2014
TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya writes at The Week that climate change should be at the top of the agenda when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the United States to meet with President Obama next week.
Blog Post by: Margaret Mattes , on September 25, 2014
At Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans, teachers are trying something that is still pretty rare in the charter school movement—they’re unionizing. TCF education intern Margaret Mattes explains why.
Blog Post by: Jeff Madrick , on September 24, 2014
Scotland’s near-decision to leave the United Kingdom—and Catalonia’s looming election to seceed from the rest of Spain—are a lesson in austerity economics and the power of dissent. TCF senior fellow Jeff Madrick explains.
Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on September 22, 2014
Enrollment is just the first step to creating a socioeconomically and racially integrated school. TCF fellow Halley Potter explains that true integration means making sure each classroom has a healthy mix of race and class.
Blog Post by: Jason Renker , on September 16, 2014
Jason Renker—TCF’s editorial director and the former school board president of the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City—explains why LCCS values teacher voice and shows how that commitment has helped the school make tough decisions together and emerge stronger from the process.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 12, 2014
TCF's Neil Bhatiya examines how the U.S. categorizes climate change as a threat in an article for The Week.
Blog Post by: Jason Renker , on September 12, 2014
At Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City, NJ, student diversity is so important that the board moved the entire school to maintain it, TCF editorial director and former LCCS president Jason Renker explains.
Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on September 4, 2014
On average, charter schools turn over 24 percent of their teachers each year. But at Soulsville Charter School in Memphis, TN, teachers stick around. Soulsville math teachers Jon and Teresa Alfuth explain that the key to Soulsville’s retention is giving teachers a voice in the school.
Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on September 3, 2014
It’s become commonplace to hear complaints about missing fathers, but as TCF policy associate Clio Chang points out, many of these so-called “missing fathers” are actually in prison. Better-funded alternatives—especially for non-violent offenders—could put more fathers at home and keep more children out of poverty.
Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on September 2, 2014
Teach for America's recent push to increase the diversity of its incoming teachers is good news. And TCF fellow Halley Potter suggests that there are some signs that the organization may take a leading role in promoting student diversity as well.
Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on August 28, 2014
One of the keys to building quality charter schools: finding ways to tap into teachers’ expertise by giving them a voice in school governance. Guest writer Talmadge Nardi, a charter school teacher in Massachusetts, has the full story.
Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on August 27, 2014
TCF's Jacob Anbinder argues that allowing the Postal Service to provide basic financial servies is a bad idea, in an article for The Week.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on August 27, 2014
A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows why divestment alone is not a sufficient strategy for reducing fossil fuel usage. TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya has the details.
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