CPE releases second part of study analyzing how schools prepare non-college goers for success

Last fall, we introduced the first installment of a series that examined the characteristics and outcomes of high school graduates who don’t go on to college. We called it The Path Least Taken because, much to our surprise, the percentage of students who had not advanced to college by the time they turned 26 was

Why third grade is a pivotal year for mastering literacy

We get it. We’re visual creatures. We’re as drawn in by videos and graphics as the next consumer and we’ve made moves to harness the power of imagery in our own work. BUT … you’re reading this aren’t you? In everyday life, it’s kind of hard to get around without having to read … a

Leading the Change to higher performance

Public schools are excelling. Public schools are in the toilet. It seems like the rhetoric around public education in America these days goes from one extreme to the other, divorced from any history or context. The reality, as always, is more nuanced. There are public schools that rival the most prestigious establishments in the world

Drawing a line in the sand (of our Zen garden)

I was looking through the Wall Street Journal earlier this week and stumbled upon an interesting article on mindfulness. Mindfulness is becoming an increasingly “hot topic” in the psychological literature, with particular emphasis in the fields of counseling and positive psychology. Essentially, when one is engaging in mindfulness practices, one is purposefully (and solely) living