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Districts work to bolster parent involvement

Alison DeNisco
February, 2016

Traditional parent-teacher conferences may go the way of dial-up internet as administrators experiment with innovative family engagement programs to increase student achievement, experts say.

Virginia school district opens doors to refugee students

Angela Pascopella
February, 2016
 Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Scott Kizner has seen the refugee population more than double in six years.

Tucked among the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia is a high-poverty school district that looks a lot like the United Nations. And helping Kurdish, Eritrean and Paraguayan refugee students become part of the social fabric is something Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Scott Kizner is most proud of.

Sex ed lacking in schools, CDC report finds

Alison DeNisco
February, 2016

Fewer than half of high schools and only one-fifth of middle schools offer comprehensive sex education, according to a December report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Schools can’t do sex ed alone

Jonathan Zimmerman
February, 2016
New York University education professor Jonathan Zimmerman’s new book looks at the history of sex ed and how schools can give students the information they want about healthy behaviors.

New York University education professor Jonathan Zimmerman’s new book looks at the history of sex ed and how schools can use technology and connections with community groups to give students the information they want about healthy behaviors.

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