Wednesday, January 27, 2016
It seemed simple. Go to school, graduate, and get a job. I was always told that education opens the door to opportunity, but I still never understood why...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
While every child deserves an education that culminates in 21st century readiness for college, careers or both, very few schools have the resources to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in our new digital age.
Monday, January 18, 2016
In his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. referred to seeing the “promised land,” a world where everyone, no matter their skin...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
I grew up in Roseland, a predominantly African-American community on the south side of Chicago, Illinois – a community plagued with high unemployment, a lack of economic development,...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
At no other time in recent history has the need to expand opportunity been more urgent. Despite some progress in overall access to social and economic mobility over...
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Instead of elaborate interventions to help at-risk students stay on course and in school, a new study suggests a deceptively simple solution might work best of all: weaving...
Monday, December 7, 2015
Opportunity Nation was invited to participate in a panel discussion and provide feedback on a new report, Opportunity, Responsibility and Security: A Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty and...
Monday, November 30, 2015
The long overdue reauthorization of the nation’s overarching federal education law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), better known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), appears to...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
On October 6, 2015, Opportunity Nation will release the 5th Annual Opportunity Index, presenting a comprehensive look at access to opportunity in all 50 states and over 2,600...
Monday, August 31, 2015
Right now, nearly three million new students – most of them young adults – are entering colleges across the country. For the vast majority of them, their goal...