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Youth Speak Out at the Atlantic Education Summit

May 21, 2018

“I’ve always thought that we need to prepare our students for the world, but I’m learning so quickly that we need to prepare the world for our students,” said Christina Cody, a science teacher and founder of the youth health initiative FIT2gether, at the recent Atlantic Education Summit.
Michelle Obama Advises Future Freshmen: If You Fall Behind, Ask for Help.

May 10, 2018

At a loud and energetic College Signing Day in Philadelphia, celebrities, athletes, and politicians joined former First Lady Michelle Obama to celebrate graduating high school seniors who have chosen to continue on to higher education.

Type: News

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

New Reports Reveal Extreme Discipline Disparities for Students with Disabilities

April 30, 2018

As Autism Awareness Month comes to a close, three new reports show that students with disabilities are subjected to school discipline at severely disproportionate rates, resulting in chronic exclusion and lost learning opportunities.
Three Ways Schools Can Help Prevent Sexual Assault

April 26, 2018

As support for sexual assault prevention gains traction across the country, a group of experts point to three strategies that have proven effective: Start teaching students about consent early, empower them to find solutions through intervention, and include parents in the conversation.

Type: News

promises: Caring Adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

What’s Working: How Arizona Helps Young People Reconnect to School and Work

April 05, 2018

A new report from the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable projects that high school non-completion and disconnected youth will cost the state upwards of $100 billion. Here’s how three Arizona communities are keeping young people on track towards completion, connection, and prosperity.
A Powerful Generation

April 04, 2018

Though students at Thurgood Marshall Academy see the recent March for Our Lives rally as a symbolic moment, they know that long-term change takes time. After all, their school gets its name from the man who helped make school segregation illegal and challenged the separate but equal doctrine on which it stood for more than half a century.

Type: News

TAG: Youth Voice, Safe Schools

promises: Safe Places

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Action Platform: School Climate, Non-Academic Factors

Food for thought: Students’ test scores rise a few weeks after families get food stamps

March 27, 2018

Families receiving food stamps get their benefits once a month. A few weeks later, kids’ test scores tick up. The pattern, revealed by a new study of thousands of North Carolina families, suggests that the additional access to healthy food helps students do better in school.
Can Jobs Make Chicago Safer?

March 22, 2018

For many young men, joining a gang is their best option to survive. That’s why Chicago CRED works to provide “a pathway from the streets and into the legal economy” to combat gun violence in the city.

Type: News

TAG: Safe Schools

promises: Safe Places

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Action Platform: Youth Re-Engagement

Community Leader Spotlight: ImpactTulsa

March 13, 2018

Alex Paschal, Manager of Community Engagement for ImpactTulsa, is “motivated by the vision of ensuring all students are guaranteed a high-quality education and a pathway to thrive.” That’s why Paschal and the team at ImpactTulsa are helping more students finish high school prepared with the resources they need for postsecondary success.
Trauma-Informed Care Initiatives Show Promise for Improving Practice in the Child Welfare System

March 06, 2018

Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) provides children’s care teams with the tools and knowledge they need to better care for children, as well as a common language for addressing trauma.