A Hands-On Approach, Times Three

Excitement was in the air the morning of the big dress rehearsal at 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta. Mentors, choreographers, young artists and teenage stage...

Performance Is a ‘Vehicle for Youth Development’

You could feel excitement in the air at 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta as mentors, choreographers, young artists and stage designers prepared for a . . .

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P-TECH: Can a High School-College-Industry Partnership Provide a Model Path to Achievement?

When Katrice Wiley, a longtime Baltimore City Public Schools administrator, served as principal at a 6-12 school on the city’s east side, she often grew frustrated when graduates would return and tell her they didn’t have enough money to complete college . . .

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Two Interconnecting Puzzle Pieces: Trauma-Informed Approach and Restorative Justice

The trauma-informed approach focuses on the same principle, and brings the neuroscience to understand the behaviors that restorative justice is looking to repair and psychological intervention tools to prevent them . . .

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Beyond the Cities: Closing the Gap in Rural Areas

Earlier this year, students in the High Desert Leapin’ Lizards after-school program in Kern County, California, got a glimpse of life on Mars. They took part in a videoconference with NASA Digital Learning Network Specialist David Armstrong, who talked about what it took to survive on the red planet . . .

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Opportunity, Not Capacity: Partnering So Vulnerable Kids Cut Through the Clutter and Succeed

This year, more than 90 percent of children attended public school in the United States. That staggering percentage represents 50 million elementary and secondary school students . . .

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Mentors & Change Makers: Meet Some of the People Working to Bring Opportunity to Kids

As the gap between the nation’s poorest and wealthiest citizens has grown during the past four decades, so has the gulf in opportunities. Middle-class parents are happy to pay for SAT tutors, drive the neighborhood team to soccer practice, read to the kids before bedtime and send them to camp each summer . . .

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Skill-building Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle in Tech-Training Program NPower

Stephon Stephens didn’t think he would get in.

At 21, he was used to applying to jobs and programs that wouldn’t look past some trouble he got into when he was younger. “It’s hard to move forward when you have a piece of paper saying you’re a criminal,” he said.tephon Stephens didn’t think he would get in . . .

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In-Person Visits, New Underwear, More Counseling: Key Changes Sought in California Juvenile Detention

Should youth incarcerated in California juvenile halls and camps be entitled to new underwear? Should family and friends be assured that their visits to youth in detention facilities be in person rather than through video screens? Should these youth be guaranteed more time outdoors for exercise and fresh air . . .

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