FEATURED STORIES

Climate and culture current events, school spotlights and research-based articles on what students need to succeed are all Jostens Renaissance® Education's featured stories. Check back often to see what's happening across the country.

Something great happening at your school? Send your stories — or story ideas — to Renaissance@Jostens.com!

February 10, 2017
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HOW PEERS CAN PUSH EACH OTHER FOR IMPROVEMENT

Many educators worry about student motivation, which typically declines as students grow up through middle school and high school. At the same time, they see the […]

February 9, 2017
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#WhyYouMatter: School-wide Art Project

The following was written by Principal Michael J. Kapolka of Chelsea High School in Michigan and was originally posted to MASSP’s blog found at www.mymassp.com. Chelsea […]

November 22, 2016
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Student Collaboration and Negotiation

“Young people have not been well prepared for adult life today unless they are comfortable and well practiced in addressing collaboratively the kinds of problems and […]

October 28, 2016
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GIVING STUDENTS A VOICE IN THE CLASSROOM

In a typical school day, how many meaningful decisions about their role and learning do students get to make? Too often, the answer is “not many.” […]

October 28, 2016
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HELPING STUDENTS LISTEN TO EACH OTHER

“One friend, one person who is truly understanding, who takes the trouble to listen to us as we consider our problems, can change our whole outlook […]

September 29, 2016
Junior Shara Shrestha hugs adviser Colleen Sanders as they watch the tribute video at Jostens Renaissance Back to School Tour stop in Springfield, Ohio. The yearbook staff from Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio, surprised their teacher at the event.

THE 5 R’S OF RENAISSANCE

The following story was submitted by Taylor White and Maddy Glover from Centerville High School in Centerville, OH. “The Mike Smith event taught me that everyone is […]

September 28, 2016
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GROUNDBREAKING NEW SURVEY TOOL

The world of education just added a new tool to its belt, and it’s a game-changer for building positive climate and culture in schools. On Sept. […]

September 6, 2016
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Relationships: The Heart of a Positive School Culture

Strong relationships are the foundation of a vibrant school culture. When students are known, noticed, appreciated, and challenged to be their best by teachers, staff, and […]

July 11, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2016 JRNC

May 9, 2016
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GETTING REAL ABOUT GOALS

 The following is an adaptation of research done by the Search Institute and an excerpt from the May Renaissance Kit: Getting Real About Goals This year, Jostens is […]

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