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The Detrimental Effects of Poverty on the Developing Brain

The Detrimental Effects of Poverty on the Developing Brain

http://neurosciencenews.com/child-poverty-brain-changes-2274/    An alarming 22 percent of U.S. children live in poverty, which can have long-lasting negative consequences on brain development, emotional health and academic achievement. A new study, published July 20 in JAMA Pediatrics, provides even more compelling evidence that growing up in poverty has detrimental effects on the brain. In an accompanying editorial, […]

Let’s build partnerships to improve evidence uptake

Let’s build partnerships to improve evidence uptake

Post by Vivian Tseng, Vice President, Programs at the William T. Grant Foundation.  Follow her on Twitter @VivianT88. From Psychology Today. In 2006, Professor Paul Cobb of Vanderbilt University approached Michael Sorum—then the chief academic officer of Fort Worth Independent School District—to participate in a study. Sorum declined. His office was inundated with requests from […]

Racial discrimination and ethnic identity in Latina/o youth

Racial discrimination and ethnic identity in Latina/o youth

by Bernadette Sanchez Ali Mroczkowski, my student, and I recently published a study on the roles of adult racial discrimination and ethnic identity in Latina/o youth’s perception of the economic value of education (Mroczkowski & Sánchez, 2015). The youth in our study were high school students who were mostly from ethnically homogenous communities and schools. […]

Providing hope and support to children of prisoners

Providing hope and support to children of prisoners

  By. W. Wilson Goode Editor’s note: We are honored to have the commentary of Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr. which also appears in the publication “The Least of These: Amachi and the Children of Prisoners. In a spiritual sense, I have felt an obligation to work on behalf of this invisible population: the children […]

A Look into the Development of the New Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™

A Look into the Development of the New Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™

by Mike Garringer, MENTOR, Director of Knowledge Management You’ve read a few articles here on the Chronicle over the last several months about the development of the next edition of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, which is scheduled to roll out this year. In this post, we’d like to give you a glimpse […]

Mentoring supports the college and career ready movement: Guest commentary

Mentoring supports the college and career ready movement: Guest commentary

By Torie Weiston (reprinted from the Daily Bulletin) A new focus on college and career readiness for youth presents tremendous possibilities for the mentoring world to partner with the education world. We’ve known for decades that mentoring relationships are positively connected to academic success; young people in mentoring relationships have lower high school drop-out rates, […]

Should “mentor duty” be the new “jury duty?”

Should “mentor duty” be the new “jury duty?”

By Brandon Busteed Gallup just conducted a large study of young Americans aged 18 to 35 and found that those who had high exposure to certain 21st century skill development in school were twice as likely to be successful at work. The two most critical ingredients were whether they had “worked on a long-term projects […]

The Hidden Costs of Growing up in the Shadow of Wealth for Low-Income Children

The Hidden Costs of Growing up in the Shadow of Wealth for Low-Income Children

By Candice Odgers, Ph.D. (posted on WTGrant.Org) William T. Grant Scholar Candice Odgers describes findings from her recent study, which suggests that living among affluent neighbors predicts antisocial behavior among low-income boys.   One of New York City’s newest luxury apartment buildings has just started accepting applications for low-income renters who will use what some have […]

It Takes a Mentor
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It Takes a Mentor

 Thomas L. Friedman, posted in the New York Times With millions of students returning to school — both K-12 and college — this is a good time to review the intriguing results of some research that Gallup did over the past year, exploring the linkages between education and long-term success in the workplace. That is: […]

Celebrating Fatherhood and Encouraging Mentorship with “My Brother’s Keeper”

Celebrating Fatherhood and Encouraging Mentorship with “My Brother’s Keeper”

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Justice blog. See the original post here. Watch on YouTube I would not be where I am today without the love, guidance, and support of my father. He taught me to work hard, to dream big, to give back to my community, and to always remember the […]