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Dropout Prevention

Learn about programs and share ideas to support at-risk students and keep all young people in school.

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Middle School's Role in Dropout Prevention

Anne O'Brien shares research and resources for helping secondary students stay in school.


The Link Between Suspension and Dropout

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Masterful Teacher: How Calculus Became the Most Popular Class on Campus

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Our Boys Need Us: The Power of Mentoring

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Our Boys Need Us: The Power of Mentoring

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The Link Between Suspension and Dropout

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Lesson Plans and Assessments from YES Prep

Teacher-created classroom resources for a college-prep curriculum.

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Photo Gallery: Faces of Reform

Passionate people at Houston's YES Prep charter schools are transforming outcomes for thousands of kids every day. Now change makers from other schools are borrowing from their model.


Steve Barr's Answers for School Reform

Green Dot's founder, who led the turnaround of the toughest school in Los Angeles, discusses his ideas on how to fix a failing system.

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Seven Building Blocks for Successful High Schools

Green Dot founder Steve Barr shares his organization's fundamental requirements for creating a viable school.

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When the English Class Is Half Full, Keep Pouring It On

Despite absences at an inner-city school, a teacher commits to long-term projects.

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Waldorf-Inspired Public Schools Are on the Rise

Waldorf-inspired public schools are on the rise as parents seek relief from the high-stakes testing culture.

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Public Schools Access Digital Media Resources by Forging Partnerships with Colleges

To master the digital classroom, K-12 teachers can tap into resources at local colleges and universities.




Beyond "The Wire": A Baltimore School Changes the Channel

While the celebrated HBO series turns its lens on the city's failing urban schools, one high school there strives for success.

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Cutting Class: Skipping High School Is OK If You Land at Simon's Rock

The early-college movement thrives at this Massachusetts school.

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A School District in Las Vegas Expands Educational Opportunities

Betting on Change: Growing Pains in Nevada's Boomtown

The Las Vegas building boom has stretched the creativity and resources of the fastest-growing school district in the nation.

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Engaging At-Risk Students with Real-World Science Experience

Biotech Academy: A Catalyst for Change

At-risk students in San Jose, California, become college ready and career bound with the support of teachers and biotechnology business partners.

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Restorative Justice and Youth Court: Alternatives to Suspension

Restorative Justice and Youth Court: Youth Court Director Don Carney outlines a proven approach to dealing with bullying for National Bullying Prevention Month.

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Extended-Day Learning = Quality Time for Students

Houston's charter school, YES Prep North Central, uses extra hours to prepare kids for college.

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How YES Prep Helped a Dropout Student Find His Passion as a Graffiti Artist

A Once-Troubled Student Transforms into a Star

Kicked out of YES Prep as a sophomore, senior Erick Gonzalez returned to face the challenges and receive the support the school has offered him.

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