'Just Like Them': Urban and Rural Students Make Friends on the Alaska Frontier
'Just Like Them': Urban and Rural Students Make Friends on the Alaska Frontier
Meet the Students Who Run Their Own In-School Record Label
Meet the Students Who Run Their Own In-School Record Label
Apprenticeship Program Offers College Credit, Paychecks, and Diplomas
Apprenticeship Program Offers College Credit, Paychecks, and Diplomas
Puerto Rico's Students and Educators Grapple With Trauma
Puerto Rico's Students and Educators Grapple With Trauma
'It Has to Be Possible': Educating Gifted Students in Small-Town Alaska
'It Has to Be Possible': Educating Gifted Students in Small-Town Alaska
Gun Control Walkout Just The Start, Students at One Maryland School Say
Gun Control Walkout Just The Start, Students at One Maryland School Say
In Canada, a Welcoming Environment and Community Supports Help Syrian Students and Families Thrive
In Canada, a Welcoming Environment and Community Supports Help Syrian Students and Families Thrive
Rethinking Recess
Rethinking Recess
Preparing All Students for College - Meet a 2017 Leader to Learn From
Preparing All Students for College - Meet a 2017 Leader to Learn From
Let Them Serve
Let Them Serve
Second-Year Teachers Share Some Advice for Rookies
Second-Year Teachers Share Some Advice for Rookies
Service Dogs and Students with Disabilities in the U.S. Supreme Court
Service Dogs and Students with Disabilities in the U.S. Supreme Court
We're the Millers
We're the Millers
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels
House or Home
House or Home
'Just Like Them': Urban and Rural Students Make Friends on the Alaska Frontier
Meet the Students Who Run Their Own In-School Record Label
Apprenticeship Program Offers College Credit, Paychecks, and DiplomasColorado has launched a program to train 20,000 apprentices in the next decade. Students attend high school three days a week, and work at paying jobs two days a week in information technology, advanced manufacturing, and other sectors. Over three years, students will earn both their diplomas and some college credit, along with workplace skills. Colorado has modeled the program after Switzerland’s widely respected apprenticeship system, but some activists doubt that U.S. employers and high schools will make the commitment necessary for the program to work on a large scale here.
Puerto Rico's Students and Educators Grapple With Trauma
'It Has to Be Possible': Educating Gifted Students in Small-Town Alaska
Gun Control Walkout Just The Start, Students at One Maryland School Say
In Canada, a Welcoming Environment and Community Supports Help Syrian Students and Families Thrive
Rethinking RecessSchools have sometimes trimmed recess to make more time for instruction, or withheld the daily break as punishment for misbehavior. Yet research shows this time can be used to reinforce a positive school culture. Playworks is a national nonprofit that promotes organized, intentional recess. A study of the model shows that children learn and practice conflict resolution, compromise, and self-regulation, as well as leadership and physical activity. Essential components of this model include treating recess with the same intentionality as academic lesson plans, having dedicated staff to organize and model games, establish common rules, use simple tools to resolve disagreements such as rock-paper-scissors, and foster positive language.
Preparing All Students for College - Meet a 2017 Leader to Learn FromThree miles from the Pharr International Bridge in Texas—a major point of entry into the United States from Mexico—the prekindergarten students at the IDEA Pharr Academy arrive with virtually no English-language skills. By the time they graduate, though, most will be headed for a four-year college or university with at least 11 AP course credits on their transcripts. The lead architect of that trajectory is Dolores Gonzalez, the chief program officer at IDEA Public Schools, a charter school network that serves 30,000 students, most of them in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. Motivated by “devastating” feedback from IDEA graduates who said they felt unprepared for college-level coursework, Gonzalez is leading an Advanced Placement for All initiative that, along with a new pre-K program, starts building the path to higher education in the earliest years."We want to be the largest producer of low-income college graduates," Gonzalez says. "I feel a big sense of responsibility to provide this robust academic program for kids along this whole spectrum."
Let Them Serve
Second-Year Teachers Share Some Advice for RookiesShaniqua McShan and Joelle Barreau, second-year teachers at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Washington, read tweets with advice for new teachers. They reflect on their own struggles and triumphs from their first year in the classroom.
Service Dogs and Students with Disabilities in the U.S. Supreme CourtThe question in a Michigan family’s lawsuit is whether school officials discriminated against a girl with cerebral palsy in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 when they refused to allow her service dog to aid her in school. The Supreme Court will decide whether the family must exhaust an administrative process under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act before it may go to court under the other federal disabilities laws. 
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