Responding to Coronavirus: A 3-Minute Guide for Schools
6 steps for school leaders on how to respond if the virus emerges in your community.
A Father Takes on a Charter Network for His Transgender Daughter
When a school’s policies clashed with the needs of the daughter he wanted to enroll, an Arizona dad fought to overturn them.
Fighting for School Buses in One of the Nation’s Most Dangerous Cities
Concerned for her daughters' safety, an East St. Louis, Ill., mother battled for expanded bus service. State lawmakers listened.
American Indian Parents Hold Schools to Account on Culture, Curriculum
In Minnesota, the parents of American Indian students work to assure a high level of cultural sensitivity and accuracy in what’s being taught. February 28, 2019
They Wanted Their Kids to Experience the Outdoors at School. So They Started a Charter
A pair of mothers are the driving force behind Watershed Public Charter School in Baltimore County, Md., which has as part of its mission the “exploration of the natural world in and outside the classroom.” February 28, 2019
From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students, Chapter 1: 'Not giving up on school'
Temeya Gachupin attends Walatowa High Charter School, which is run by the Pueblo of Jemez; and Justin Madalena attends the Jemez Valley High School, which is a traditional district school. Both have their sights set on college. (December 19, 2019).
From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students, Chapter 2: ‘I’m going to miss her’
Valedictorians of their high school classes, Temeya and Justin prepare to leave for college, aware of the challenges both past and present. Their families and friends prepare to say goodbye. (December 19, 2019).
From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students, Chapter 3: ‘A home to come back to’
Temeya and Justin and their Jemez Pueblo community consider what it takes to adjust to college life and what success will demand of them. (December 20, 2019).
Student Motivation: Helping Students Relate to Others
Building relationships with peers and teachers helps students feel cared about by people they respect.
Student Motivation: Praising Competence Instead of Natural Ability
Students are more likely to do something if they feel like they have the ability to be successful doing it.
Student Motivation: Making Students’ Work Relevant
For students to feel motivated, they must see the work they are doing in the classroom as interesting, valuable, and useful to their present lives.
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