These six students were among the first to enroll in a new public high school called P-TECH, short for Pathways in Technology Early College High School. The program, backed by IBM, aims to prepare mainly minority kids from low-income backgrounds for careers in technology. The idea is to earn a high school diploma and a free associate degree in six years or less.
The phrase, "it is better to give than to receive," has proven true over the years. But it especially resonates with this year's at-risk youth who are participating in the Jefferson Awards' Students in Action program.
One pressing national issue that presidential candidates in both parties agree on is the growing income inequality. The challenge is finding agreement on what the president or the federal government should do about it.
Residents of areas with high standards of living, low poverty levels, and low crime tend to give less to charity than those in poorer areas, according to new research compiled by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a Washington, D.C., periodical, which crunched data for 2,670 counties across the U.S.
Our own Russell Krumnow was quoted in a report titled “Millennial Generation” by Alan Greenblatt. The report, which is featured on CQ Researcher, talks about the role Millennials will play in shaping the future despite the hardships they’ve encountered, such as student loans and entering the job marketing in the 2007-09 recession.