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Back-to-School Special: The Importance of Adolescent Sleep

After a restful summer, it's time for students to head back to school. Get used to hearing the echo of snooze alarms before the sun rises, and seeing teens waiting for busses in the darkness of the early morning.

Maltreatment of Youth in U.S. Juvenile Corrections Facilities - The Annie E. Casey Foundation

This report, released as a follow-up to No Place For Kids, introduces new evidence on the widespread maltreatment of youth in state-funded juvenile corrections facilities. It tells of high rates of sexual victimization, the heavy-handed use of disciplinary isolation and a growing roster of states where confined youth have been subject to widespread abuse.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks at Goucher College's Prison Education Partnership at the Maryland Correctional Institute | OPA | Department of Justice

Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Secretary [Arne] Duncan, for that kind introduction - and for your outstanding leadership in our efforts to advance education and improve the lives of students throughout the United States.

Study Analyzes Discipline of Black Students in Southern States

The Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education released a study in which all public schools in the thirteen Southern states were analyzed to find that Black students are consistently expelled and suspended at higher rates than peers across the region.

My Brother's Keeper: Data and Doing What Works

My Brother's Keeper is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to build ladders of opportunity and unlock the full potential of our young people, including boys and young men of color.

Who is at Fault?

by At-Risk.org Staff Pointing fingers usually doesn't accomplish much. However, it is extremely valuable to know who and what is causing today's youth to become at-risk. Nothing is more destructive to a teen and their family than the abuse of alcohol and drugs; the earlier the intervention, the better.

New NEA Research Report Shows Potential Benefits of Arts Education for At-Risk Youth

Washington, DC -- At-risk students who have access to the arts in or out of school also tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement, according to a new NEA report, The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies.

JOTS v26n1 - At-Risk Students and Technology Education: A Qualitative Study

Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest regarding at-risk students in secondary education. Most studies, in the area of retaining at-risk students in school, focus on vocational training, innovative academic programs, and learning styles ( Boutin & Chinien, 1998; Engman, 1989; Friedenberg, 1999).