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What Malala Yousafzai Can Teach Us About Street Resilience
In October of 2014 Malala Yousafzai became, at the age of 17, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. “Malala” has quickly become one of the most recognized names and faces in the world. She is the center of a worldwide movement for child education and an inspiration to many. But what has made Malala into the icon she is?
Malala Yousafzai began campaigning for girls’ education at the age of 11 when she wrote as an anonymous blogger for the BBC, but this was the first step in Malala’s journey of change. In the years that followed Malala continued to give voice to her dreams, becoming a beacon of hope and inspiration.
Peoria District 150 seeing success with 'WhyTry' behavior program.
PEORIA — There is a compelling reason why Peoria District 150 will continue to implement and expand an ambitious program aimed at reducing bullying, preventing dropouts and increasing academic success:
Evidence suggests the program — called “WhyTry” — is working.
“It’s not all because of ‘WhyTry,’ but we are beginning to see strong data that the program is helping keep kids in school instead of being expelled or suspended because of discipline problems,” said Maureen Langholf, the district’s director of special education. “Where the program is being implemented, certain situations appear to be getting better.”