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How Students Find Strength Now | Success Starts With Agency

By Jaclyn Borowski — September 8, 2020 2:30

Education researcher Nicole Williams Beechum and recent high school graduate Azadi Mathew-Lewis reflect on what students need from educators as students define success for themselves. Too often, Beechum says, educators dismiss students as “these kids,” failing to help them realize their goals or their full humanity.

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