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Rio Grande Sun

Andrew Martinez

15 October 2016

Española, New Mexico, United States

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To improve its consistently high truancy rates, last academic year Española Valley High School implemented a new truancy and dropout prevention program aimed at shaping up poor attendance. The results are yet to be de...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

10 September 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The Highline school district in Washington implemented a radical new strategy to break the school-to-prison pipeline based on mounting data that suspending students pushed them into a vicious cycle of violence and del...

The Huffington Post

Rebecca Klein

25 July 2016

New York, New York, United States

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While many of America's classrooms are increasingly diversifying, the demographic makeup of their educators is not, and turnover of minority teachers remains high. A program in New York City called NYC Men Teach is wo...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

9 July 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Educators in the Seattle area are making a move to desegregate schools by removing track-based course structures. Inspired by the work and research of one school in New York, Washington is seeing results in closing th...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

30 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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The rate of students dropping out of college or failing to complete their degree in the allotted time has soared in the United States, and experts are discovering that one of the causes is simply that students feel is...

The Seattle Times

John Higgins

21 May 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A national study revealed that expulsion rates of preschool students - especially Black males - were startlingly high, especially compared to any other K-12 grade. The pattern was also shown to create a vicious cycle,...

Jackson Free Press

Sierra Mannie

18 May 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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A district-wide approach called PBIS, or positive behavior and instructional support model that focuses on counseling rather than punishment, has curbed behavioral issues at many Jackson public schools, and has even t...

WBEZ

Susie An

18 April 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A decrease in arrests in Chicago public schools is a result of the district moving away from a zero-tolerance policy for discipline and acting in favor of more instructional intervention. This approach has allowed for...

The 74

Mark Keierleber

15 March 2016

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Researcher Robert Balfanz says by ninth grade, he can identify 75% of the kids who will drop out from high school. That’s when a team of nonprofits rushes in to help.

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

10 March 2016

Eastham, Massachusetts, United States

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A growing number of high schools across Massachusetts are exploring later start times, amid research showing that a lack of sleep can have detrimental effects on the health and academic performance of teenagers.

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Dave Miller

9 March 2016

Woodburn, Oregon, United States

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The four academies that make up Woodburn High have exceeded the Oregon state average by double digits for two years in a row, despite high poverty rates. What's driving the school's success?

Slate

Alexandria Neason

23 February 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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Restorative justice programs essentially focus on rehabilitation instead of punishment. Schools that use the model try to understand and address the deficits that provoke students to misbehave, and teach students how ...

The Seattle Times

John Higgins

13 February 2016

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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While research is mixed on whether increases in school spending lead to better results for students, a study suggests that influxes of dollars from court decisions lead to higher graduation rates and earnings, especia...

The Boston Globe

Jeremy C. Fox

25 January 2016

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The one-stop shopping for public, magnet, charter and innovations schools has proved popular in Coloroda but generated controversy in Massachusetts.

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

9 January 2016

Union City, New Jersey, United States

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Newark, N.J., had major politicians and investments try to "flip" its school system; the much smaller Union City had teachers and parents. The solution was no silver bullet—just the slow and steady approach of gradual...

The Washington Post

Emma Brown

20 December 2015

Jennings, Missouri, United States

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School districts don’t usually operate homeless shelters for their students, run food banks or have a system in place to provide whatever clothes kids need. Few offer regular access to pediatricians and mental health ...

Education Week

Sam Chaltain

9 December 2015

New Hampshire, United States

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The Innovation Lab Network (ILN) is a made up of a network of states that work collaboratively to transform their respective school systems. The ILN seeks to make meaningful systems-level changes in state education sy...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

14 November 2015

Long Beach, California, United States

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A unique educational collaboration in Long Beach, Calif., raises college admissions and graduation rates for underprivileged students by connecting high schools with community colleges. The process starts by awarding ...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Elisa Crouch

28 October 2015

Ferguson, Missouri, United States

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A high school near the heart of much of the Ferguson unrest has been the key driver in what state officials have called the most dramatic improvements of a school district in Missouri. Its graduation rate last year—83...

The Seattle Times

Ben Stocking

19 October 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In the U.S., the practice of tracked classes or special programs have exacerbated racial separation in schools. Leschi Elementary, in Seattle, made changes to their curriculum to draw white families to a traditionally...

The New York Times

Rikha Sharma Rani

16 October 2015

New Britain, Connecticut, United States

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Missing days at school, even when excusable, starts children on a pattern of falling behind. A new U.S. department of education initiative has districts tracking all absences, even in kindergarten, to identify and hel...

The Week

Kimberly Alters

15 October 2015

Carrollton, Georgia, United States

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Many mental illnesses appear during an individual's college years, yet few colleges have effective mental health programs. The Jed Foundation created a framework for universities to follow to address student's need su...

NPR

Eric Westervelt

14 October 2015

Orlando, Florida, United States

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A Florida community college is boosting learning and graduation rates with new technology that gets professors access to real-time data on student engagement and performance.

Bright Magazine

Jackie Ashton

13 October 2015

Berkeley, California, United States

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Many charter and private schools in the U.S. have replaced book-based learning and memorization with a do-it-yourself learning style. This is part of the national maker education movement which aims aims to help child...

Bright Magazine

Nichole Dobo

6 October 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Increased technology in classrooms is popular among schools in the U.S. However, research suggests that its effect is sub-optimal due to low-quality software, implementation, and participants' digital skills.

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