Brooklyn-born dual-enrollment program has 'technology' as its middle name

Not that he doesn’t appreciate a shout-out from the leader of the free world, but Rashid Davis plays the presidential card lightly when describing his innovative urban school, Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P- TECH). In fact, Principal Davis barely mentions Barack Obama’s praise for P-TECH in the 2013 State of the Union […]

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Indiana program takes students from trouble to triumph in just 11 months

In their final year of high school, while future-focused classmates filled out college applications and financial aid forms, Indianapolis teenagers Savannah Crilly and Derrick Johnson were forced to take things day by day. Crilly desperately needed to escape a troubled home. Johnson required something more basic.

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Tennessee program helps working adults earn their degrees and get AHEAD

Josiah Stanfill begins his workday as dawn breaks over a gravel pullout at the foot of Buffalo Mountain, seven miles northwest of Oak Ridge, Tenn. He and his co-workers form a caravan and snake their way up the rutted switchback road that leads to their job site, an installation of wind turbines owned and operated by Invenergy Corp.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

“BE QUICK, BUT DON’T HURRY.” That bit of seemingly contradictory wisdom, offered decades ago by legendary coach John Wooden, still resonates far beyond the basketball court. At its core, it is a plea for thoughtful action — for movement that is swift, but not sloppy … activity that combines pace with purpose. Negotiating that tricky […]

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Steve Giegerich

The three stories in this issue of Focus were reported and written by Steve Giegerich. Giegerich, a former education writer for the Associated Press and a
onetime journalism instructor at Columbia University, is a staff writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Writing | Steve Giegerich
Editing
| David S. Powell
Editorial assistance | Ruth Holladay and Lucia Weathers
Photography | Shawn Spence
Design | IronGate Creative

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