The first phase of the $7 Million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition resulted in a tie between the two teams that saw the most growth in English literacy among users of their apps.
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Steve Lilienthal argues the GU Pivot program should be demonstrated in other schools throughout the U.S.
Christopher Stewart has been reaching out to his community by standing on a street corner with free breakfast food and novels.
More than 30 million adults in the U.S. struggle with literacy. The XPrize Foundation is trying to revolutionize adult learning through mobile phone apps. With these apps, adults can learn on their own time so that they can get a GED, get a better job or prepare for college.
After being selected as a finalist for best contribution/story of the year, vendor Wendell Williams raised the funds to travel to Glasgow, Scotland, for the International Network of Street Papers Awards.
Tyrone Chisholm Jr. writes this series to demonstrate the challenges and opportunities
he has found while homeless, employed and enrolled in higher education in our
Tyrone Chisholm, a Street Sense Media volunteer, writes about keeping a positive outlook while being stereotyped.
D.C. local government agrees upon LGBTQ health data collection, in opposition to Trump Administration’s attempt to eliminate it.
D.C. Central Kitchen, a work force training program, will create a youth program for food service training
An opinion piece depicting author Tyrone Chisolm Jr’s struggle to succeed in governmental rehousing.
Volunteer Tyrone Chisolm describes the methods he uses to improve his life as a homeless person.
A woman whom I tutored in reading stunned me years ago when I mentioned the Vietnam War. Even though we both grew up in the 1960s and 70s, she never knew it happened. She didn’t know about World War II or many other events of which most American school children would have a foggy grasp.
The Howard University student body remains entrenched in a protest movement pointed at the school’s administration that has persisted throughout the spring semester.
A’dora Willis, a 19-year-old alumna of D.C. SCORES, just published her first children’s book “He and Me: Little Nuggets for Bright Futures.” The book was inspired by the children Willis is surrounded by through her mother’s daycare and her continued work with students in D.C. SCORES.
To plan the murder of innocents in a sacred place is barbaric. (As a teacher, I consider all educational institutions sacred.) Their minds are on their lessons, friends, plans for lunch or what to wear to the party on Saturday night. Not one child is thinking “Someone is going to kill me today.” If they had thought that, I’m sure they would have stayed home.
Marcellus Phillips’ take on the legacy of Marion Barry
The OSSE State of Discipline Report for the 2016-2017 school year showed that homeless and low-income students, black students, and students with disabilities are being suspended and expelled at higher rates than their peers. This comes after Chairperson of the Committee on Education David Grosso published his Student Fair Access to School Act of 2017, which would limit the use of suspensions and expulsions as disciplinary practices in district schools.
Eric Thompson-Bey discusses his journey to getting a job in a restaurant, which began when he obtained an externship through a culinary program called Real Opps located at Thrive D.C.
Several women from N Street Village took part in a 12-week program led by artist Erika Cleveland, in which they designed and created traditional flip dolls inspired by their lives.