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Urban Schools Hold Unflattering Stories, But Uplifting Ones, Too

“Lee Whack, spokesman for the School District of Philadelphia, said that for school districts made largely of students of color, perception is reality. That’s important to remember when working with journalists to tell stories from school districts that already have a negative public p...
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Redefining Family Engagement For Today’s Parents And Caregivers

“I recently visited Bright Beginnings, an early childhood and family learning center in Washington, D.C. Even the fact that they call themselves a “family learning center” speaks to their emphasis on providing not only a safe and nurturing place for the children in their care, but also a ...
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Can a Bit of Technology Called LENA Help Young Brains Develop Language?

“There’s a new student at Bright Beginnings, a preschool in Southeast Washington. She’s called LENA, and while she doesn’t say much, she’s very attentive. “LENA isn’t a person. It’s a machine, a little gadget smaller than a cellphone that students wear in a pouch in a smo...
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