Youth Performance Company: Producing Young Actors and Confident Citizens

by Iman Carol Fears Youth Performance Company (YPC) is an under-21 theatre company based in Minneapolis, Minn. According to its website, in its two decades [&hellip

Dimensions Academy: Allowing High-Potential Children to Thrive in an Environment of their Peers

by Iman Carol Fears There are approximately three million[1] academically gifted students in the United States. Eighteen to 25 percent of these students will drop [&hellip

Defying the Odds

  By Joi Holmes Policymakers and parents are acutely focused on education and have become increasingly worried about the effectiveness of today’s schools.  Amidst these [&hellip

Taskforce proposed a curriculum model on hazing?

On Jan. 17, 2012, the National Anti-Hazing/Violence Taskforce in conjunction with the National Save the Family Now Movement, Inc., (NSFNM) the National Newspaper Publishers Association [&hellip

Playworks Nonprofit Harnesses the Power of Play

by Iman Carol Fears Educational specialists and child psychologists alike have long extolled the virtues of play in healthy child development; now, one nonprofit is [&hellip

An Interview with Penumbra Theatre’s Sarah Bellamy

by Iman Carol Fears The Summer Institute at Penumbra Theatre Company, one of the most prominent African-American theatre companies in the upper Midwest, is a [&hellip

DuBois Institute at Princeton University Seeks New Teen Scholars

by Iman Carol Fears Amid an ongoing nationwide battle over education and numerous government-funded and private efforts to close the achievement gap, one program is [&hellip

Can Boston Public Schools’ Acceleration Agenda Transform Education?

by Iman Carol Fears Boston Public Schools’ Acceleration Agenda, the brainchild of Superintendent Dr. Carol R. Johnson, begins with a call for specificity: “While we [&hellip

What are the “side effects” of hazing in the K-12 environment?

Many physicians are very meticulous when prescribing the appropriate medicine for their patients and letting them know how often to take the medicine including the [&hellip

Appearance Over Self-Value?

Prior to the Christmas holiday, Nike re-released Michael Jordan’s “Air Jordan 11 Concord”shoes, which are arguably the most popular of the entire Jordan brand.   These [&hellip