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 [email protected]!

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 […]

May 9, 2016
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A STUDENT’S RENAISSANCE GOALS

  The following story was submitted by 2016 Jostens Renaissance Student Scholarship Recipient Kelty Pierce. Kelty is a senior at Puyallup High School in Puyallup, WA. […]

May 9, 2016
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THE HARBOR INSPIRES STUDENTS

The following was submitted by Amy Quayle, Leadership Teacher/Adviser from Clarkston High School, and Lauren Culver, Executive Producer for Independent Television, in Michigan. My Leadership classes and […]

April 11, 2016
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THINK FAST OR SLOW DOWN?

In the past, research on decision-making viewed it as essentially a rational or logical process. If people had accurate information and weighed their options, they would make good […]

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