Petersburg Rising Film winning awards – What’s Next now?

With generous support from individuals nationwide, the Virginia Governor’s Film Office, PBS-Affiliate VPM, and the Claude Moore Foundation, we entered and won our second International Film Festival. We invite you to view the movie on PBS stations throughout the state of Virginia, beginning with VPM in Richmond this Fall of 2021. Now …

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Petersburg Rising – Triple Wins at the Richmond Film Festive

This summer, the Petersburg Rising film entered the Richmond Film Festival and came away with not only the overall “Official Selection” of the event, but also won the Audience Choice and the Founders Award too! We invite you to view the movie on PBS stations throughout the state of Virginia, …

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Petersburg Rising

Film Site (see the trailer)Donations (join us) This a common American Story of economic boom-to-bust, with an unusual twist: an extraordinary group of leaders entered the picture to turn the tide by investing in children and their education. Petersburg was to be their model for the state, and perhaps the nation. …

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Failure Is Not an Option™ in 2018!

When I asked 13-year-old Angie why she had recently joined the Latin Kings gang on Chicago’s South Side, she looked at me like I wasn’t too bright, but entertained the question anyway. ”Why wouldn’t I join?! My uncle is on the gang, my friends are in it and so is my boyfriend,” …

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Relational trust in schools among ADULTS is essential to student success.

Yet with teacher evaluation, new assessments, budget cuts and the like, trust can become frayed. This SERIES—excerpted from the forthcoming third edition of the award-winning Failure Is NOT an Option®: 6 Principles That Advance Student Achievement in Highly Effective Schools; is focused on some specific strategies to build trust in schools. …

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How Singapore Students Beat the World in “Problem-solving” and What this Means for America

In the first PISA exams designed to measure problem-solving, Singapore’s 562 score toped 44 countries and economies in an area that Western countries used to claim as their last domain of preeminence. After returning from Singapore to keynote the 2014 summit along with Michael Fullan, Andy Hargreaves and Louise Stoll for …

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