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The 'paws' that refreshes

Deborah CannadaAt West Side Elementary in Charleston, WV—the state’s first community school— school librarian Deborah Cannada stands on a pretty straightforward rule: The best way for reading to touch young lives is for young lives to touch reading.

Graduation coaches are making a difference

Graduation coachEight full-time graduation coaches in Anchorage, AK are part tutor, part social worker and part community liaison to help at-risk students make it to graduation.

One of Chicago’s best

A focus on students’ academic, social and emotional needs, built around close collaboration between the faculty, staff and administrators, has made Leland Elementary a model school in one of the city’s disadvantaged neighborhoods.