A group of D.C. area colleges and universities are joining together to research ways to reduce gun violence. This coalition of schools, called the 120 Initiative, will explore topics such as social economic issues, impacts of technology, and interactions between law and society.
Introducing social-emotional learning to all aspects of curriculum was critical to school culture transformation efforts aimed to address dropping enrollment numbers, increasing suspension rates and overwhelming student dissatisfaction at Langley Elementary in Washington, D.C., Principal Vanessa Drumm-Canepa writes.
When this principal accepted the position at Langley Elementary in Washington, D.C., they had two objectives in mind: one, to empower teachers who truly care about supporting the whole child, and two, to inspire a schoolwide culture shift.
For incarcerated men and women, access to higher education and training provides second chances and the opportunity to forge a new future once released. This episode of ALL IN looks at the impact of higher education for formerly incarcerated Hoosiers, why so many obstacles remain in their way, and ongoing programs and efforts to make things better.
LaGuardia Community College is creating an Office of Credit for Prior Learning, a first for the college and for the City University of New York system. The idea is to give working adults, especially those returning to college, credits for work experience and accomplishments outside the classroom so they can earn degrees in less time.
The State University of New York has announced students with foster backgrounds are eligible for an additional $1,000 in funding. Students eligible for New York State’s Foster Youth College Success Initiative (FYCSI) can use the money to further their education. It can be used for books, housing, transportation and more.