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Dropout Prevention

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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.

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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

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Strategies for Reaching Apathetic Students

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That "Aha!" Moment of College or Career Readiness

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Lesson 4: Student Assessment and Tracking

Evaluation tools and techniques help after-school programs run smoothly and effectively.

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Lesson 3: Developing Standards

Find quality-control measurements for building successful after-school programs.

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A Campus-Community Approach to Enriching the After-School Hours

Providence's after-school AfterZone is a citywide system of engaging programs that at-risk middle-school students have taken ownership of.

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Overview: PASA Lessons at a Glance

A successful city program offers this guide to creating a full-time-learning system in your area.

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Lesson 8: Social Branding

Building a brand that youth identify with can make or break after-school programs.

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An Interview with Arne Duncan
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An Interview with Arne Duncan

President Obama's secretary of education was formerly the CEO of Chicago Public Schools. In this interview, he discusses his strategy for reforming the city's school district and his passion for after-school programs.

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How to End the Dropout Crisis: Ten Strategies for Student Retention

Proven tactics for keeping kids engaged and in school, all the way through high school graduation.

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Building a National Archive of Student Work

Ron Berger has been lugging a 100 pound black suitcase around the country for the past 20 years. It contains his personal treasure: a collection of poems, art work, scientific studies, field guides, and books created by K-12 public school students. Now...

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College Dreams: For These Houston Students, Their Big Day Has Finally Arrived

When we visited YES Prep North Central in Houston last spring, students in the junior class were already talking about their Senior Signing Day.

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A Campus-Community Approach to Enriching the After-School Hours

Providence's after-school AfterZone is a citywide system of engaging programs that at-risk middle-school students have taken ownership of.

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Joan Weber on Creativity Expert Sir Ken Robinson

Editor's Note: This week's guest blogger is Joan Weber, the facilitator for Edutopia's Arts/Music/Drama group and moderator of the weekly #artsed chat on Twitter.

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Biotech Academy: Challenging Assumptions and Changing Lives

This school-within-a-school puts the emphasis on academics and a future career.

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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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High Tech High Internships with Real-World Impact
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Adult-World Connections: An Internship with Real Impact for Rescuers

A high school intern improves emergency-helicopter communications for San Diego's police and fire departments.

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