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Adrian Vega implements school leadership prep academies

DA Staff
March, 2017
Adrian Vega is the school superintendent of San Benito Consolidated ISD in Texas.

Adrian Vega, superintendent of San Benito Consolidated ISD in Texas, has implemented leadership prep academies that promote professional development among aspiring leaders in the district.

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.

Route to refugee success in schools

Matt Zalaznick
October, 2016
Social-emotional support: Harrisonburg City Schools in Virginia has hired more counselors, interpreters and psychologists to smooth the transition for the 100 new refugees the 6,000-student district receives each year.

Young refugees who have fled foreign war zones, religious violence and dire poverty represent some of the country’s most “at-risk” students. In one New York district, for instance, refugee students who recently heard alarms during a fire drill worried the school was being bombed.

Confronting a hidden education crisis

Tim Goral
September, 2016

In the 2013-14 school year, there were more than 1.3 million homeless students, a 7 percent increase from the previous year and more than double the number in 2006-07. While that number is troubling, researchers believe it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

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