Category Archives: National

Mind Shift: Are We Taking Our Students' Work Seriously Enough?

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Story by Luba Vangelova In the course of studying different aspects of children’s environments, Dr. Roger Hart noticed that “a lot of supposedly participatory projects had a distinct air of tokenism. Children were being put on display, so to speak, … Continue reading »


Newshour: To Lower Dropout Rates, Finding Potential Where Support Systems Are Lacking

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June 7, 2013


KRON 4: Oakland Middle School Teacher Honored at White House

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April 23, 2013 By Sylvia Ramirez An Oakland teacher was honored by President Obama at a White House ceremony on Tuesday. I’Asha Warfield is a 7th grade English teacher at Oakland’s Frick Middle School. She is California’s only nominee for … Continue reading »


This American Life: Harper High

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February 15/22, 2013 This American Life spent five months at Harper High School in Chicago, where last year alone 29 current and recent students were shot. 29. They went to get a sense of what it means to live in the … Continue reading »


180 Days: A Year In An American School

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180 Days: A Year In An American School Following the day-to-day stories of students, parents, teachers and staff at the Washington Metropolitan High School (DC MET), “180 Days: Inside An American High School” is an intimate portrait of a public … Continue reading »


American Graduate Student Film Festival

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Deadline for Entries: March 1st, 2013 What is the American Graduate Student Film Festival? The American Graduate Student Film Festival (AGFF) is an online video competition for students ages 10 to 19 to engage youth about the high student dropout … Continue reading »


PBS Newhour:Can STEM Education Close the Achievement Gap?

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Good: How We Can Curb America's Staggering Dropout Rate

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December 21, 2012 By Jason Bateman Most people would agree that starting a family is a major game changer. The second a child comes in to your life you are no longer the priority. Every bit of focus is about … Continue reading »


Huffington Post: Oakland Schools To Allow Federal Monitoring Of Black Student Discipline

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December 10, 2012 The Oakland Unified School District and the U.S. Department of Education agreed last week to allow for at least five years of federal monitoring as the district attempts to reduce the disproportionately high black student suspension rate, the Los Angeles … Continue reading »


PBS Newshour: Diplomas Now

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