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High School Broadcast Journalism Project

Radio and Television News Directors Foundation (RTNDF), 2008. (website)

A journalism education program of RTNDF, this program promotes broadcast journalism by helping high schools establish and maintain outstanding broadcast journalism programs.

Helping Immigrant and Refugee Students Succeed: It's Not Just what Happens In the Classroom

Center for Health and Care in Schools, 2009. (PDF, 8 pgs.)

Problematic behaviors exhibited by students have a direct impact on student success and the importance of engaging families for student academic achievement has been well documented. The challenges are more pronounced among immigrant and refugee students and their families. This research highlights a number of successful strategies used to engage immigrant and refugee families in support of their children's mental health.

Help Us Care Enough to Learn

Educational Leadership, ASCD, 2006. (web article, available for purchase)

Interviews with 65 students across the country reveal what high school students need to become engaged in their schools.

Graduating America: Meeting the Challenge of Low Graduation-Rate High Schools

Jobs for the Future and the Everyone Graduates Center, 2009. (PDF, 52 pgs.)

The federal government has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to stimulate significant progress in solving the nation's graduation crisis. While high schools with low graduation rates exist in every state and many communities across the country, they are concentrated in a subset of 17 states that produce approximately 70 percent of the nation's dropouts. Data from these states are used to develop new analytic tools for examining the characteristics of schools, districts, and states that make certain approaches more likely to succeed in certain places.

Fundamentals for Student Success in the Middle Grades

Association for Middle level Education, 2007. (web resource)

Free presentation tool that provides an overview of adolescent development, research, and recommendations for middle grades education.

Framework for 21st Century Learning

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2007. (web report)

The Framework for 21st Century Learning, a plan to help students and educators achieve 21st-century learning goals, addresses key concerns by developing a clear vision for student outcomes in the new global economy and defines how school systems can best support them.

Expanding Pathways: Transforming High School Education in California

ConnectEd, 2008. (PDF, 42 pgs.)

This policy paper lays out a vision for creating multiple pathways for students, largely through expanding career and technical education opportunities.

Evaluation of the Kansas City CDF Freedom Schools Initiative

Philliber Research Associates, 2008. (PDF, 22 pgs.)

A recent study on the Freedom Schools summer program in Kansas City, Mo., for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade found that participants' reading skills and their attitudes toward learning improved during the school year.

Epstein's Six Types of Involvement

National Network of Partnership Schools, n.d. (web resource)

Joyce Epstein's framework of six types of involvement for families helps schools and communities develop comprehensive programs of school, family, and community partnership. Includes a brief summary of the benefits of each type of involvement for students, families, and teachers.

Engaging the Whole Child

Educational Leadership, ASCD, 2007. (web publication)

Which practices put the whole child at the center of the education enterprise? Learn about practices that challenge students academically, engage their interests and enthusiasm, and support them as learners and people.

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