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Ruben-Perez

How do I get my immigrant students to want to speak English? Part 4

August 17, 2016 Published by

This series shares lessons I learned during a summer session with middle school students labeled “reluctant” to learn English. Follow the links for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the series. Lesson #4: Model a temperament that promotes and maintains a safe environment. Don’t be caught off guard...

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New R Rules data released!

August 10, 2016 Published by

We are pleased to announce the release of new data associated with The R Rules, a comprehensive process and curriculum designed to assist young people in identifying, accessing, building, and applying resources. The R Rules uses a caseworker model, systems approach, and draws on concepts from Bridges Out of Poverty and A Framework for...

West-Burlington

Building bridges in education

August 2, 2016 Published by

by Vern Reed, The Corners at West Burlington High School I am fortunate to work in a school district that recognizes the power in the Bridges Out of Poverty philosophies. In December, our school hosted a training for all communities in southeast Iowa. Since that training, crazy and incredible things...

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Workplace Stability: New release applies Bridges in the business sector

June 17, 2016 Published by

Many Bridges Out of Poverty certified trainers have asked about using the Bridges constructs in the business sector. Workplace Stability, a new release from aha! Process, shares strategies businesses can use to provide low-cost employee benefits and build corporate stability. Susan Chrisman, a McDonald’s franchisee with multiple locations, calls it...

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How do I get my immigrant students to want to speak English? Part 3

June 7, 2016 Published by

This series shares lessons I learned during a summer session with middle school students labeled “reluctant” to learn English. Follow the links for Part 1 and Part 2 of the series. Lesson #3: Teaching requires much less effort when you first focus on the strengths students possess. Discovering the assets...

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Howard County celebrates first annual Getting Ahead Awards Gala

May 28, 2016 Published by

In Maryland, Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Department of Citizen Services honored Getting Ahead program graduates and supporters at the first annual Getting Ahead Awards Gala held on Friday, May 20, at the North Laurel Community Center. The awards gala was created by the Getting Ahead graduate...

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When water becomes unavailable, people in poverty are hardest hit

May 20, 2016 Published by

@rubyKpayne Corpus Christi, Texas, a city of a little over 300,000 people along the Gulf Coast, has a “boil water” advisory in effect. What that means is that the city water is not safe to drink. Why? Because the city management and city council failed to put adequate chlorine in...