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What’s the role of ‘grit’ in helping first-generation students from low-income families succeed in college?
Jan's Corner
Early intervention is key to get kids on the right path to graduation.
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Starting this year, Louisiana high school students can earn a "distinction for community service" seal on their diplomas thanks to the Legislative Youth ...
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An introduction to the First to Finish blog series, exploring the challenges of first-generation college students and how to make college accessible for everyone.
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Karen examines a growing commitment among leaders around the country to expand learning beyond the classroom and the traditional school day.
The Coalition for Community Schools' nine-week blog series explores on how community school initiatives are supporting and strengthening innovations in expanded ...
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States are plowing ahead on Common Core.
Established by community activists, Young Achievers focuses on teaching science and math to students of color in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston. Young ...
The Des Moines Public School District has started to experiment with the calendar in order to provide an innovative classroom experience for children.
This five-part video series of youth voices features five amazing kids and their stories about what it's like to be in school every day.
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The advancement project explores the school-to-prison pipeline by talking to youth in schools with high security.
Programs in the before-school hours at Roosevelt Elementary Community School give youth a head start on the day.
Momentum for evidence-based policies appears to be reaching new heights, which brings both good news and challenges for advocates, practitioners and policymakers.
All youth in Ogden, Utah have plenty of expanded learning opportunities to choose from this summer - here are some of the ways youth can stay engaged on their summer ...
Few adults could imagine kids wanting to go to school on the weekends but at select community schools in Hartford, students and families are doing just that.
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In the past three years, school and community leaders have worked strategically to grow afterschool programming in 11 of New Haven’s schools, resulting in ...
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June 14, 2013 More Time in School?
Karen Pittman reacts to a New York Times online forum on increasing learning time in school.
To maintain a continuity of support for students, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) have opened their school buildings to families, communities, and partners, even when ...