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Books about helping students succeed in school

Ray Bendici
March, 2017
Serving Students Who Are Homeless is one of the four books on education DA promotes in this month's Noteworthy Books feature.

DA promotes four books about serving homeless students, inspiring disengaged kids, improving communication skills and studying personalized learning in K12.

Schools closing the discipline gap

Jessica Ablamsky
February, 2017
Experts agree replacing zero-tolerance policies  with alternatives that help every student thrive in K12 is important, regardless of challenges they face at home and in their communities. (GettyImages)

In the wake of a divisive presidential election, hundreds of students from about a dozen high schools in Oakland, California, cut class last November to voice their discontent with President-elect Donald Trump. 

Principal Nadia Lopez encourages K12 teachers to engage with students

DA Staff
February, 2017
Principal at Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn, New York, Nadia Lopez, uses innovative methods to help students become more successful and help K12 instructors teach more effectively.

Principal at Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn, New York, Nadia Lopez, uses innovative methods to help students become more successful and help K12 instructors teach more effectively. 

Student-led suicide prevention education provides best results

Shawna De La Rosa
January, 2017
A 2015 study shows that education that focuses on the causes and consequences of depression and how to cultivate healthy emotions can decrease the rise of suicide.

The suicide rate among 10- to 14-year-olds is on the rise. While the statistics are dire, a solution seems to be taking shape. Prevention may be in the hands of the students themselves.

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