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Claudia Rowe

5 April 2019

Spokane, Washington, United States

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Keeping families together eases the burden on the foster care system and reduces issues such as homelessness and substance abuse in the long term. Former foster children in Spokane, Washington, end up relying heavily ...

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Claudia Rowe

7 December 2017

Miami, Florida, United States

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In most "gifted" programs across the U.S., students are predominantly middle income and white, regardless of the variation in demographics between districts. Since the 1990s, Miami public schools have made it their qu...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

23 October 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

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As Seattle’s Central District continues plans to expand their juvenile detention center, one prosecutor is looking for ways to keep kids out of it. "Our system has proven woefully inadequate, so we can’t just keep doi...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

2 April 2017

Federal Way, Washington, United States

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Despite comprising a third of the population, poor and minority students are drastically underrepresented in gifted education programs across the nation, even if their academic performance is on-par with their white p...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

15 October 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Restorative justice, a process that originated in New Zealand, aims to repair damaged relationships rather than merely meting out punishment. It can be far more demanding than a traditional route through court, but fo...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

10 September 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The Highline school district in Washington implemented a radical new strategy to break the school-to-prison pipeline based on mounting data that suspending students pushed them into a vicious cycle of violence and del...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

9 July 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Educators in the Seattle area are making a move to desegregate schools by removing track-based course structures. Inspired by the work and research of one school in New York, Washington is seeing results in closing th...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

25 June 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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After leading Seattle’s storied Garfield High School for more than a decade, Principal Ted Howard is having a crisis of conscience, wondering if his hard line with youth of color is hurting the very students he most w...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

21 March 2016

Fall River, Massachusetts, United States

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The true prize in education is a recipe that vaults low-income students into the upper echelons of achievement. A blue-collar town in Massachusetts says the key is something as basic as more time.

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

19 March 2016

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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For a decade, Massachusetts has led the nation in student performance, ranking high internationally, too. What are they doing that we aren’t? Funding their schools, for one thing. But it’s also about how you spend the...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

16 May 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In 1997, researchers found a connection between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult health problems. Seattle's public schools are part of a growing cohort nationwide applying this knowledge in the classroom...

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Claudia Rowe

16 March 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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After implementing the International Baccalaureate curriculum, graduation rates at Seattle's historically underperforming Rainier Beach High School increased 25 percentage points from 2011 to 2015. In a city whose pub...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

25 January 2015

Burien, Washington, United States

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When tackling the topic of student discipline, some of the country’s toughest schools have done a turnaround. Instead of focusing on rules broken, they now ask kids to confront themselves. The result? Fewer suspension...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

5 December 2014

Kent, Washington, United States

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It stands to reason: Kick troubled students out of school and they often come back even worse. The Kent School District is trying to tackle this national problem by overhauling the way it handles discipline. But its a...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

20 September 2014

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Preparing the young for elementary education is a priority to nurture reading and social skills. For 16 years, Tulsa Oklahoma has instituted a state funded preschool, staffed with teachers trained in early education....

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

26 August 2014

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Incoming students are more likely to submit to hazing if they fear being ostracized. Link Crew is a national program that teaches upperclassman during the summer to connect with freshman throughout the year, changing ...

The Seattle Times

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14 June 2014

Toppenish, Washington, United States

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Toppenish High School in Washington State boasts a graduation rate of 94% despite the fact that a third of all parents in the town dropped out of school by ninth grade and the student body is all low-income. Respondin...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

14 April 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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Low-income students are at-risk for not completing high school or applying to quality higher education because they lack the guidance, encouragement, and practical support. The Rainier Scholars program in Seattle plac...

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12 January 2014

Kent, Washington, United States

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Student dropouts are a taxpayer burden. Cities save money and help kids by connecting them with diploma programs. Washington is making these efforts state law.

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

21 November 2013

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Two Seattle middle schools saw dropping test scores and dwindling on-time graduation rates. In searching for a solution, they chose to focus on the students' poor attendance rate, and in turn saw student success leap ...

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27 October 2013

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Conventional wisdom holds that substantive change in public education moves at a glacial pace, and no one at White Center Heights is declaring victory yet. But after failing to gain traction for years, teachers there ...

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