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A recent situation involving a first-grade student in the University City School District prompted teachers and administrators to consider an unconventional approach. Rather than immediately focus on any instruction or behavior in the classroom, the district sought to provide the student and his family with basic needs – a trip to the doctor, food and toiletry items.
“I want to help the people in my community demonstrate that regardless of where we come from or the disadvantages we face, we are able to achieve our dreams if we just keep working hard,” he said.
In response to the passing of  President George H. W. Bush, John Gomperts, president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance released the following statement: "President George H.W.
Tanya’s work with America’s Promise began in 2005 directing the planning and execution of professional development events designed to encourage greater focus and collaboration within communities to see that all young people receive the Five Promises.
One major challenge to achieving a higher baseline of student health across U.S. schools? According to advocates, it’s that federal and state policymakers respond to particular moments of public crisis by passing narrow and targeted measures rather than considering the whole child.
Teachers should go beyond making diversity days holidays filled with flags, food, and language and focus on global fluency—the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to live and work effectively and successfully in a globally connected world.
While the College Board might be best known for SAT and AP tests, their latest initiative doesn’t weigh scores for either.
All too often, hidden costs undermine the promise of free college. A new report from the Education Trust shows how such programs end up helping higher-income students while leaving many low-income students to fend for themselves.
What’s your earliest memory of loving to read? When panelists were asked that question at the 2018 National Reading Coalition by Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) last week, their answers resonated strongly with the book-loving audience:
A new report from Attendance Works highlights ways in which data can be a crucial tool in reducing rates of chronic absence, helping districts to design more effective, targeted, and equitable solutions.
West Virginia’s Promise is a statewide program that mobilizes partners to strengthen the capacity of local communities to develop and support young people.
With midterm elections right around the corner, universities, celebrity activists, youth-serving organizations, and young people themselves around the country are urging young voters to head to the polls.
This September, No Kid Hungry has partnered with 15,000 restaurants across the country to provide food stability for the one in six children living with hunger in America.
From creating apps to organizing support groups to making resources more widely available, here’s how four young advocates are leading efforts to improve mental health for their generation.
“Good is not great, and greatness is an expectation.”  That’s the philosophy that informs every step of Chandra C. Scott’s work.
Historically, sex education has focused on STI and pregnancy prevention. Now, advocates say that to create a safer, healthier, and more affirmative culture for young people, we need sex ed to focus on pleasure, too.