The Power of Collaboration: A Q&A on Diplomas Now

Jonathan Morris is a City Year Team Leader serving on the New Schools for Baton Rouge/Entergy Louisiana team at Broadmoor Middle School in Baton Rouge. Jonathan discusses with us Diplomas Now, an innovative school turnaround model that brings together expertise from City Year, Communities in Schools and John Hopkins Talent Development Secondary.

A Year in Review: City Year’s Top Moments of 2013

2013 was a year full of great accomplishments and memories for City Year. As we look back on the year and all of our achievements, we would like to reflect on some of our top moments of 2013.

Attendance Awareness Month: How We Can Fill Every Seat in the Classroom

One in 10 students in kindergarten and the first grade is chronically absent, and by sixth grade, chronic absence becomes one of the early warning signs that a student may drop out of high school.

City Year’s Approach to Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has been discussed in many education articles and studies recently – from The New York Times to Education Week and Paul Tough’s book ‘How Children Succeed’. While questions surrounding how a student’s emotional characteristics are developed are still up for debate, many agree that Social Emotional Learning is extremely important to a child’s development and education.

Happy New Year!

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