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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

State Board approves Learn Everywhere rules while acknowledging “overwhelming” public opposition

On Thursday, June 13, the State Board of Education voted 4-3 in favor of the rules that would create the “Learn Everywhere”...

Questions and answers about the proposed Learn Everywhere program

On Thursday, June 13, the State Board of Education (SBOE) will decide on whether to move forward with “Learn Everywhere,” a proposal...

Student-Centered Learning

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