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A Fla. District Leads in Violence Prevention

Philly.com (Philadelphia Media Network)

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Palm Beach County, Florida has many of the same social problems that Philadelphia has, including “gangs, drugs, and poverty.” However, their school system has managed to keep students safe by employing “safe-school case managers” who build relationships with students, and they offer a youth court...

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A New Model of School Reform

Jeremy Adam Smith

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Social-emotional learning (SEL) is transforming educational systems in Oakland by forming mentor relationships between adults and students. Unlike other models, though, the adults are the ones held accountable.

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A Peek into Silicon Valley's Newest Bet: AltSchool

Bright Magazine

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AltSchools use a completely different education system, interconnecting technology and hands on experiments, to help students achieve a higher degree of learning.

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A Smarter Way to Teach the Teachers

Bright Magazine

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Teachers are similar to students in their need to be educated in exciting ways. Principles are changing staff meetings in order to excite and engage their teachers.

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Does class size matter? Research reveals surprises

The Seattle Times

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Research in the U.S. suggests that a small class size is not enough but in combination with teacher training it leads to a change in achievement.

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Education in Indian Country: Obstacles and Opportunity

Education Week

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Native American student graduation rates are much lower than that of any other demographic. The Red Cloud school teaches students on a reservation in South Dakota, about the Lakota history to empower the kids and encourage resilience.

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Even Odds Day 2: Manhood 101

San Francisco Chronicle

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In Oakland, black males are almost as likely to be killed as they are to graduate high school. One school is giving them special classes with black mentors to better address their emotional needs and keep them in school.

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Even Odds: A Place Apart

San Francisco Chronicle

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Young black males in Oakland are suspended more frequently and graduate high school at a much lower rate than their peers. A charter school specifically designed for African American boys focuses on providing them with role models to create a supportive environment, combat the effects of trauma, ...

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Five Cheap Ways Tech Is Transforming Classrooms

Bright Magazine

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Low budget schools, across the U.S., are having students use their smartphones as learning tools inside and outside the classroom. At no extra cost they can incorporate technology into the curriculum.

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From slipping through the cracks to the college track

The Seattle Times

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Low-income students are at-risk for not completing high school or applying to quality higher education because they lack the guidance, encouragement, and practical support. The Rainier Scholars program in Seattle places fifth graders, who are all minorities, in special coursework through middle a...

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