The Weekly Connect 6/11/18

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

Is there a 30-million-word gap between richer and poorer kids — or not?

The Federal School Safety Commission hears public feedback on school violence.

More high schools have low graduation rates, even though the overall high school graduation rate is up.

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The Weekly Connect 6/4/18

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

School counselors are helping kids succeed — and facing cuts.

Teens are cyberbullying themselves: expressing self-hatred and depression.

Some states are lowering the goals for English Language Learners.

Fighting toxic stress in children.

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The Weekly Connect 5/21/18

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

Teachers want help finding evidence-based practices for addressing students’ behavioral challenges.

Young children’s self-control is influenced by their knowledge of how their peers are acting.

States need more data on preschool-age Dual Language Learners. 

As the population of students grows, the number of school librarians is falling.

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The Weekly Connect 5/14/18

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

Research suggests attendance can be improved by sending parents letters about the number of school days their children have missed.

Free school breakfast and lunch programs can improve students’ health, a study shows.

New York City adds 50 bilingual programs to help English Language Learners.

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The Weekly Connect 4/30/18

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

Less supportive communities can harm children’s mental health.

To meet ESSA requirements, schools have to calculate per-pupil spending.

Strong bilingual pre-K programs work, but more are needed.

Maryland leaders may limit how long students can use digital devices while they are in school.

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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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