The Weekly Connect 4/23/18

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These are some of the things we’ve been reading about:

Child poverty imposes heavy costs on the country.

Recess makes a comeback.

An annual assessment of the nation’s preschool programs.

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The Weekly Connect 4/16/18

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These are some of the things we’ve been reading about:

Urban school districts improving at a faster rate than all the nation’s schools.

Universal preschool is cost-effective.

State legislators have filed hundreds of bills to address school safety.

A suburban school in Illinois adopts trauma-informed approaches.

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The Weekly Connect 4/9/18

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These are some of the things we’ve been reading about:

Strapped for cash, some schools go to four-day school weeks — and juvenile crime rates increase

Funding tops principals’ lists of concerns

Nagging kids about high school success? There’s a Silicon Valley app for that.

Are states taking advantage of the flexibility of ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act)?

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The Weekly Connect 4/2/18

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These are some of the things we’ve been reading about:

The benefits of using LGBTQ-inclusive curricula.

President Trump signs a spending bill that boosts the country’s investment in education.

A charter school offers a longer day to help English language learners.

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The Weekly Connect 3/26/18

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These are some of the things we’ve been reading about:

Increasing immigrant children’s access to early care and education.

A bill in Vermont’s Senate would set up efforts to prevent childhood trauma.

Reports of student bullying have declined.

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The Weekly Connect 3/19/18

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These are some of the things we’ve been reading about:

Tacoma, Wash., schools focus on social-emotional learning.

Amid student protests, the U.S. House of Representatives passes a school safety bill.

Florida will give bullied public school students a voucher so that they can attend private schools.

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The Weekly Connect 3/12/18

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These are some of the things we’ve been reading about:

It can be tough to find teachers for incarcerated students.

The U.S. Department of Education changes the rules for civil rights investigations.

North Carolina teachers are trained to help students who are grappling with trauma.

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City Connects prompts data-driven action in community schools in the Bronx (Kappan Magazine)

The February edition of Kappan magazine includes an article on our work: “City Connects prompts data-driven action in community schools in the Bronx.” Here’s an excerpt:

“One student needs dental work. Another needs eyeglasses to see the blackboard. There’s the student who comes to school hungry and the student who is homeless. They all face challenges outside school that threaten their ability to achieve in school.

“These problems are often the result of poverty, parental depression, or substance abuse. As numerous research studies point out, these factors can hurt students’ performance in school, making it hard to complete classwork or develop the social skills to achieve.

“Community schools help students by connecting them to services. But at a group of community schools in the South Bronx run by the Children’s Aid Society, staff and educators have found they can be even more effective when they have a key ingredient: data.”

Read the rest of the article here.