The Weekly Connect 7/17/17

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

The lasting impact of programs that teach emotional intelligence.

Some poor schools have “STEM deserts,” fewer resources in science, technology, engineering, and math.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her team have to tackle the big job of implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Online camps can keep kids connected to STEM activities and mentors year-round.

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The Weekly Connect 7/10/17

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

A study looks at the hidden financial costs of bullying.

U.S. Supreme Court cases on education.

How increasing social-emotional learning can boost graduation rates for students of color.

The Chicago Public Schools system has a new graduation requirement.

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The Weekly Connect 7/3/17

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

Researchers study voucher programs in Indiana and Louisiana.

The Republican health care bill could cut billions of dollars that public schools use for special education.

A new study ranks states on how well they help homeless students.

In the western part of the United States, fewer students take arts classes and participate in arts activities.

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The Weekly Connect 6/26/17

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

The City Connects blog looks at how City Connects works inside community schools to help them get the right services to the right children at the right time.

The Educational Equity Index measures which cities do the best job of educating low-income students.

Members of Congress have a plan to boost federal spending on special education.

New Jersey, Illinois, and Louisiana are using ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act) to help English-language-learners.

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The Weekly Connect 6/19/17

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

Learning to read makes “deep changes” in the brain even for those who come to reading late.

17 states have submitted ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) plans for fixing their struggling schools.

The 2017 Kids Count Data Book notes that as the economy has been recovering, children’s health and economic well-being have improved; but there haven’t been gains in education or in family and community climates.

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The Weekly Connect 6/12/17

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

Teachers’ who reported higher levels of stress had students with higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

A report looks at how schools can use the arts to meet the requirements of ESSA – the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Text “food” or “comida” to 877-877 to find healthy, summertime meals programs for hungry kids.

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The Weekly Connect 6/5/17

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

Childhood obesity can cause lasting physical harm.

President Trump is considering moving oversight of student loans from the U.S. Department of Education to the Treasury department.

State preschool funding is now above pre-recession levels.

An estimated 1.3 million children don’t have stable housing, according to the federal Condition of Education report.

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The Weekly Connect 5/29/17

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

Even after many African-American students receive an ADHD diagnosis, their symptoms are going untreated.

Thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act, states are paying more attention to chronic absenteeism from pre-K through twelfth grade.

Attending a low-quality child care program hurts boys more than girls. So just expanding access to these programs isn’t enough, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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