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When parents of school children go to prison

Eleanor Chute
March, 2017
GOING ALL IN—Students in the POPS club at Lawndale High School in southern California layer their hands during an end-of-meeting ritual. POPS, which stands for Pain of the Prison System, offers students who are affected by parental incarceration a place to talk about the challenges.

More and more districts are looking for ways to keep children of incarcerated parents from falling behind in class or winding up in the discipline pipeline.

Sanctuary city school districts brace for executive order to withhold funds

Angela Pascopella
March, 2017
SCHOOLS SOURCE: Pew Research Center, "Overall Number of U.S. Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009"

School districts in Los Angeles and other sanctuary cities are bracing for an impact from President Trump’s executive order to withhold federal support from sanctuary cities.

Increasing student success with proactive family engagement efforts

DA Custom Publishing
January, 2017
Joni Carswell,  President & CEO,  LivingTree

Decades of research shows that family engagement is the number one driver of student success. Engaged families result in lower truancy rates, higher test scores, and higher graduation rates.

How saving for college becomes routine

Tim Long
November, 2016
Tim Long is superintendent of Jay County Schools in Indiana.

The Jay County Promise program encourages our district’s young people to continue their education beyond high school by providing a 529 college savings plan to each K3 student. Since launching the program, about 70 percent of our kids now start school with their own college savings account.

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