Generational Warfare Is a Media Myth: Seniors and Kids Need Each Other

November 14, 2014 9:01 PM

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A public school in an gritty, industrial city, with most of its students growing up in poverty, but with scores near the top of educational performance charts for charter schools in the state of Ohio. What's the secret of its success? Surprisingly, it appears to be an alliance between kids and adults old enough to be their grandparents.

Founded in 2000, The Intergenerational School in Cleveland offers an innovative approach to addressing two urgent social issues: the soaring number of young people who desperately need social, emotional and academic support, and the skyrocketing population of older people seeking new roles contribut...

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