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A Mom Gets on Board with "Let the Teens Sleep"

Stephanie Malia Krauss
Thursday, September 18, 2014

This week I attended a conference that changed my mind about when the kids in my community should get out of bed and start school.

I wasn’t thinking about sleep when I went to the annual symposium of the Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership (OAHP). I went to give a keynote address and spend time with several hundred really remarkable health and youth workers.

A Clarion Call for Education Renewal

Karen Pittman
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I love Citizen Schools.  I have from the first time I heard Eric Schwarz talk about the idea almost two decades ago. Eric, the founder of Citizen Schools, has a new book coming out that shows us why we should all pay more attention:  The Opportunity Equation: How Citizen Teachers Are Combating the Achievement Gap in America's Schools.

When Graduation Feels like Failing: A Diploma of Completion, but Not Competence

Stephanie Malia Krauss
Thursday, August 14, 2014

There is a distinct gap between what it takes to make it to graduation and being ready for adulthood.


I remember looking from one staff person to another. I saw confusion, anger, outright indignation and then I found my own face, hiding in the expressions of a few—a deep sense of regret and shame that came with an acknowledged truth. Just moments before, in the privacy of my office, I had practiced all that I wanted to say but it was even harder than I imagined to say it aloud. 

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