From Detention to Graduation: Examining Role of Education in U.S. Juvenile Justice System

At 7 a.m., teenagers are scurrying to dress and head to class. There are no parents or older siblings nearby to push them out of bed and out the door. And the commute isn’t long — just a short walk from prison bed to classroom . . .

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Exploring How an Idea Developed in Business Applies to Youth Development

Among trendy ideas in education and youth development — right up there alongside “growth mindset” and “grit” — is something called “design thinking . . .

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The Journey Helps Youth Workers ‘Show Up Whole’

Ryan Sims was a recent college graduate when he started work two years ago at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Indianapolis . . .

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Hands-on Learning: How Learning By Doing Can Widen World for Young People

Jason Herndon had walked past the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, an old brick building in north Philadelphia, many times, thinking it looked like a hangout for high school students . . .

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Student-centered Learning Reflects Science of Learning for All Youth

My 6-year-old is obsessed with baseball stadiums. All summer his attention was captured by stadium history . . .

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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 . . .

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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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