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Help Stop School and Youth Violence – Do the Write Thing

Help Stop School and Youth Violence – Do the Write Thing
At a conference on after school programming, I listened to a parent from the west side of Chicago tell the audience about a time she averted a tragedy in a gymnasium filled with youth. A boy was about to pull a gun, and the parent had no choice but to call upon rival gang leaders... Read more »

Achievement Gap or Development Gap? Afterschool Programs like All Stars Project Inc. Could be a Solution

Achievement Gap or Development Gap? Afterschool Programs like All Stars Project Inc. Could be a Solution
The achievement gap- close it, narrow it, fix it…rename it?  What if we viewed it as a development gap? Considering the schedules of many of the children I know (mine included), most middle class families need an organizing system to make sure everyone is where they are supposed to be when it comes to attending... Read more »
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