The Weekly Connect 10/14/19

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

Pediatricians can help students who struggle in school.

School districts in Colorado have a four-day school week.

Adding more qualified teachers to after school programs.

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Growing national action on expanding integrated student support


We know that getting students the right supports and opportunities at the right time helps them to do better in school.
 

That’s the core of City Connects’ model of providing integrated student support (ISS). 

The challenge is scaling this approach so it can reach more children, work that’s being done by the Center for Optimized Student Support at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development. The center is home to City Connects.

In April, the Center for Optimized Student Support worked with the Center for Promise, part of the Boston University Wheelock College of Education, to release a policy brief — “Building Systems of Integrated Student Support A Policy Brief for Local and State Leaders” – that offers guidance to policymakers.

The brief points to “a wide range of activities to address the complex and changing needs of children, youth, and families,” including the work that hundreds of schools do to provide “wraparound” services, have a “collective impact,” and fund community schools and “Promise Neighborhoods.”  Continue reading

The Weekly Connect 10/7/19

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

Three or more hours of social media use can hurt adolescents’ mental health.

A California law calls for more screenings to identify developmental delays in young children.

In Detroit, children wear “talk pedometers” that count the words they hear and speak.

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The Weekly Connect 9/30/19

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

A new study finds that poverty drives achievement gaps.

California could require all schools to offer full-day kindergarten.

Students who lack Internet access at home are at an educational disadvantage.

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The Weekly Connect 9/23/19

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

Children in “stricter” middle schools are less likely to go to college — and more likely to get arrested.

Federal spending on children falls.

Schools’ student-to-counselor ratios are dangerously high.

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The Weekly Connect 9/16/19

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

Success Plans in City Connects schools.

Children’s learning lags as the planet warms.

Schools consider adverse childhood experiences as they decide on discipline.

A student implements restorative justice in a Colorado school.

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The Weekly Connect 9/9/19

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

“Splinter” districts increase racial segregation in schools.

More states are requiring mental health education.

A Washington, D.C., charter school where character counts as much as academics.

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The Weekly Connect 9/3/19

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

The City Connects model shows the benefits of taking a systemic approach to integrated student support.

Scans of top teachers’ brains are being used to learn more about how they connect with students.

Colorado launches free, full-day kindergarten.

A California school district says managing challenging student behavior is a job for all teachers, not just for those in special education.

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