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Working toward a vision for community schools that work for all students

What can we learn from a decade in the life of two high schools in the same Oakland, CA neighborhood? In one, educators, parents,...
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Creating a school culture to help students overcome trauma and engage in learning

At Honey Run Academy in Paradise, California, many students have experienced traumatic events like substance misuse in the home, abuse, or homelessness. But educators...

Student Voices & Experiences

Student representatives join debate on Claremont’s school policy on electronic devices

Students are playing an active role in school policy at Stevens High School in Claremont. Two students who joined the school board earlier this...

Student Voice Summit brought together over 100 students and educators

Incorporating student voice has been on the radar of many New Hampshire schools over the past few years in an effort to improve school culture and...

Education Policy in New Hampshire

Lawmakers send budget proposal and temporary spending bill to Governor’s desk

On Thursday, June 27, the House and Senate passed a budget proposal that would lay out state spending over the next two...

Analysis: Budget veto would disproportionately affect vulnerable communities

On Thursday, June 27, lawmakers will vote on a budget proposal that will then go to Governor Sununu’s desk. The proposal includes...

Student-Centered Learning