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Edutopia: How YES Prep Helped a Dropout Student Find His Passion as a Graffiti Artist

November 22, 2011

Kicked out of YES Prep as a sophomore, senior Erick Gonzalez returned to face the challenges and receive the support the school has offered him. For more videos, articles, and resources from our Schools That Work package on YES Prep North Central, visit http://www.edutopia.org/houston-college-bound-schools-that-work.

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_HEsMjiSbk&feature=digest_fri

The United States in 2050: Charting a New Vision and Future Together

Center for American Progress

The United States is undergoing a tremendous demographic shift. According to the 2010 Census it is projected that by the year 2050, if not sooner, there will be no ethnic majority in our nation. That future has already arrived in various communities and states across our nation. What are the implications of this demographic shift? How are the communities that have experienced this shift in the last decade managing this change? What are the opportunities and challenges of a more diverse society? And most importantly what is our collective vision for the year 2050 and what do we need to do today to make that vision a reality?

VIDEO: http://www.americanprogress.org/events/2011/10/2050.html

Men are Finished, Intelligence Squared

In a modern, post-industrial economy that seems better suited to women than men, many are wondering if men have been permanently left behind. Education and employment statistics point to a clear and growing dominance in women's status at home and in the workplace. Are men primed for a comeback or have the old rules changed for good?

VIDEO: http://intelligencesquaredus.org/index.php/past-debates/men-are-finished/

The Failure Of Boys Means A Failure For All, Tell Me More

NPR, Michel Martin

PODCAST: http://www.npr.org/2011/04/04/135114717/boys-educational-achievement-troubles-affects-everyone

Edutopia: Teaching Math to Middle School Boys

Teacher Tom Wolken uses technology tools and timed challenges to teach math at Olmsted Academy North, an all-boys middle school in Louisville, Kentucky.

VIDEO: http://www.edutopia.org/stw-louisville-sel-math-video

Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning

At TEDxPSU, Ali Carr-Chellman pinpoints three reasons boys are tuning out of school in droves, and lays out her bold plan to re-engage them: bringing their culture into the classroom, with new rules that let boys be boys, and video games that teach as well as entertain.

VIDEO: http://www.ted.com/talks/ali_carr_chellman_gaming_to_re_engage_boys_in_learning.html

Edutopia: Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment

Computer simulations are natural learning tools for a generation of video game players

VIDEO: http://www.edutopia.org/computer-simulations-games-virtual-learning-video

Edutopia: How Principal Bill Perkins Creates a Caring School Community

At TED, the head of Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North discusses how the CARE for Kids program has transformed students at his all-boys Louisville middle school.

VIDEO: http://www.edutopia.org/stw-louisville-sel-olmsted-academy-video

Philip Zimbardo: The demise of guys?

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, "Why are boys struggling?" He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and relationships) and suggests a few reasons -- and challenges the TED community to think about solutions.

VIDEO: http://www.ted.com/talks/zimchallenge.html

Edutopia: How YES Prep Helped a Dropout Student Find His Passion as a Graffiti Artist

Kicked out of YES Prep as a sophomore, senior Erick Gonzalez returned to face the challenges and receive the support the school has offered him. For more videos, articles, and resources from our Schools That Work package on YES Prep North Central, visit http://www.edutopia.org/houston-college-bound-schools-that-work

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_HEsMjiSbk&feature=uploademail