New York Public Schools
Homelessness and other factors in a student’s environment are predictors of chronic absenteeism and low achievement.
In the past 15 years, many large high schools have been broken up into smaller units – and the students’ performance has improved.
Everyday Arts for Special Education is an activities program that uses creative arts to help special needs kids communicate and develop socialization skills, patience and self control.
An elementary school in Queens, NY, has switched to all vegetarian school lunches and benefits have been reported beyond physical health.
The Bronx Parent Center has become a vehicle for helping migrant families with cultural hurdles that impede their relationships with schools.