Sue-Ann Rosch founded the Community School for Social Justice in the South Bronx, where administrators used advisory groups to craft a Restorative Justice Model for student discipline and address rising student suspensions and chronic absences in a violent inner-city neighborhood.
Some kids go to summer camp to learn how to water ski or ride horses. Others spend a week immersed in a variety of physical, mental and ethical challenges to learn how to become community leaders.
New Jersey elementary school principal Jennifer Asprocolas is making a lot of phone calls to parents this year, and for good reason.
I am reminded daily of the power of our PEAK values – Perseverance, Excellence, Adventure, and Kindness – and the importance of supporting the character development of our students.
Heidi Albin’s work at Complete High School Maize recently garnered a respected teaching award and $25,000 cash prize, recognition the science teacher credits in part to the Kansas alternative school’s unique approach to learning.
Gifts like the Morehouse College student loan repayment make saying “thanks” seem inadequate. But it turns out that gratitude itself is a powerful gesture.
Washington state’s new school discipline rules will continue to shift schools away from suspensions and expulsions in favor of policies that keep kids in the building for minor offenses.
In this full-length interview, sociologist Jeffrey Dill addresses issues like these:
• The broad diversity that exists among homeschoolers, from religious beliefs to motivations for choosing this lifestyle
• What it means to understand homeschooling as an “oppositional culture”
• How homeschoolers use employment and technology to augment student experiences
Students at Benchmark School in Phoenix seem to stand out, in a good way.
More than a dozen students who submitted artwork depicting their vision of kindness will be recognized during a special awards ceremony for the Kid’s Kindness Poster Competition next month, when their designs will become promotional posters for a broader yearlong 10,000 Acts of Kindness campaign.
Positive Coaching Alliance works with schools to help students become ‘Better Athletes, Better People’
Coaches at Verona High School are preparing for workshops in June aimed at helping students become “Better Athletes, Better People” – training provided through a national non-profit called the Positive Coaching Alliance.
How big-hearted kids are responding to the national cafeteria debt problem