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Remembering Brian Betts: A Bold School Leader

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Remembering Brian Betts: A Bold School Leader

Brian Betts was a charismatic middle school principal in Washington, DC. A one-of-a-kind educator, Brian was beloved by students and colleagues alike. He talks about leadership and more in this interview.

Apr 20th, 2010 | 11 comments | 10,283 Views
Duration: 31:19 min
Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Paul Vallas Series Podcast: Khalil Osiris and the “Circle of Courage”

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Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Paul Vallas Series Podcast: Khalil Osiris and the “Circle of Courage”

Khalil Osiris’ “Circle of Courage” is one strategy the school is using to try and help students stay out of trouble and pass their classes. But how much can sitting in a circle and talking really help?

Apr 16th, 2010 | 1 comment
Duration: 7:42 min
Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 11 Bonus Video - Turning a New Page in New Orleans

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Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 11 Bonus Video - Turning a New Page in New Orleans

When Dr. Edmond Donald decided to start a school newspaper at Schwarz Academy in New Orleans, he wasn't sure what to expect.

Apr 14th, 2010 | 0 comments | 8,503 Views
Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 11 Bonus Video: Life Through a New Lens

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Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 11 Bonus Video: Life Through a New Lens

"Treme" cast member Ameer Baraka hopes to expose New Orleans' teenagers to the world of production work as an alternative to crime.

Apr 8th, 2010 | 1 comment | 6,430 Views
Duration: 4:26 min
Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 11 - A New Approach to Alternative Schooling

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Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 11 - A New Approach to Alternative Schooling

How does you teach a 17-year-old to read? What approach would you try with teenagers who have gotten in trouble with the law?

Apr 7th, 2010 | 4 comments | 8,188 Views
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