Nobel Prize winners Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee, and Michael Kremer worked together in Kenya in the 1990s. They developed a method for addressing the challenges of global poverty: They broke the challenges down into chunks. Dealing with one problem at a time, their work has resulted in policy changes that... View Article
In June, a 9-year-old named Ryan in Napa, California, learned about school lunch debt from a news story. In a classic instance of so-called “lunch shaming,” a 5-year-old had been denied lunch because of her outstanding lunch debts. Ryan took action. When he asked, the school said the total outstanding... View Article
Kelly Mays discusses implementing Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By-World in a rural, small-town setting.
When, on the contrary, all the citizens are independent of one another, and each of them is individually weak, no one is seen to exert a great, or still less a lasting power, over the community. At first sight, individuals appear to be absolutely devoid of any influence over it;... View Article
At McEachern High School in Cobb County School District in Georgia, Assistant Principal Dan Torrenti handles the discipline referrals. Until a few years ago, if you had to go to Torrenti’s office, you knew you were in trouble. That’s why Naomi Montez, a McEachern student, was surprised when Torrenti started... View Article
Last year’s portion of the federal budget that was spent on children hit a 12-year low, rivaling numbers we haven’t seen since 2007. Just 9.2% of federal spending was for programs like early education, food stamps, and help for children with disabilities. Worse yet, spending is projected to decline further... View Article
There can be obstacles when promoting employees from daily instability. However, this doesn’t mean the opportunity shouldn’t be given. If supervisors understand the obstacles an under-resourced employee may face when promoted, then there will be a higher success rate. One obstacle is the loss of relationships and change in identity.... View Article
Podcast: What is Removing the Mask: How to Identify and Develop Giftedness in Students from Poverty?September 27, 2019
In this podcast from aha! Process, coauthor Ellen Williams discusses the book Removing the Mask: How to Identify and Develop Giftedness in Students from Poverty.
Research evidence supporting Getting Ahead Beth Wahler and Phil DeVol We know many of you have witnessed firsthand the effectiveness of Getting Ahead in the lives of investigators and your communities, and you look forward to the day when Getting Ahead is considered evidence-based by scholars. The goal of this... View Article
Sitting on the windowsill of my mother’s low-income apartment, I prayed my father would not fail to show up again. Tears poured down my cheeks. Confusion and anger set in, starting decades of chaos. How did I fail my father? What could I do to gain his love? It took... View Article