Jennifer Dubin is a writer for American Educator. Her “beat,” if you will, is successful school programs that are replicable. She’s written about artful summer programs, early education for all, and more.
She recently wrote the summer 2012 cover piece, about Missouri prisons and their efforts to rehabilitate and educate juvenile offenders. You can read that piece here. It’s based on extensive research from the Casey Foundation entitled “The Missouri Model: Reinventing the Practice of Rehabilitating Youthful Offenders.” Apparently, the model in Missouri is going to scale.
You can watch a video about what’s going on with juvenile justice in Missouri here: