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The Hope Street Group blog is written by our board, stakeholders and staff and covers a wide range of topics related to economic vitality and widespread prosperity for all Americans.

What I Learned in My Graduate Education Program

Posted by Jonathon Medeiros on 09/15/14

What I learned in my graduate education program: if you want to be a teacher, watch a teacher. Let them watch you. A lot. 

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#SupportTheCore = Supporting Our Teachers

Posted by Wendy Uptain on 08/12/14

I have had more than my share of memorable moments as a kindergarten teacher, but one sticks out in particular, when I helped open a small charter school several years ago.

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Common Core Can Develop Our Students' Global Competency

Posted by Melissa Blair Tracy on 08/07/14

In my classroom, a poster with a map of North America states “we are not alone.” Every day, I remind my students that they are, in fact, “not alone in the world,” meaning they are a part of a global community.

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The Key to Helping Youth Find Jobs in a “401(k) World”? Offer Support, Not Blame

Posted by Sruti Balakrishnan on 07/30/14

Most Americans will agree that the youth unemployment rate—currently over 16% for 16-to-24-year-olds, not including underemployment—is unacceptably high. Yet, it’s much harder to find consensus on the reasons why more young people aren’t finding meaningful, sustainable work.

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Public-Private Partnerships: Powerful Potential

Posted by Trevor Ostbye on 06/27/14

In the United States, Jobs & Workforce efforts have historically been conduc

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