The Weekly Connect 12/12/22

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Here are some of the things we’ve been reading about this week:

Teens’ brains aged prematurely during the pandemic. 

Students in poverty need both intensive academic and social supports, according to a policy brief. 

As respiratory illnesses surge, schools can help keep students healthy.

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The Weekly Connect 12.5.22

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Here are some of the things we’ve been reading about this week:

Higher youth suicide rates linked to mental health staff shortages.

School budgets should not rely solely on local property taxes; they also need flexible state aid. 

Programs for gifted students need more support. 

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The Weekly Connect 11/29/22

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Here are some of the things we’ve been reading about this week:

Play is crucial for middle schoolers. 

The U.S. Department of Education outlines the violence prevention options for a $1 billion grant program.

Starting career education in middle school pays off. 

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The Weekly Connect 11/21/22

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Here are some of the things we’ve been reading about this week:

School districts fail to count thousands of homeless students

Culture wars are pushing some teachers to leave the classroom.

More than 700 children were arrested in U.S. elementary schools during the 2017-2018 school year, according to one analysis.

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The Weekly Connect 11/14/22

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Here are some of the things we’ve been reading about this week:

Middle school students need tailored instruction and support. 

Colorado voters approve universal free school meals

Schools face a “tripledemic” of the flu, Covid, and the respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.

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Growing by leaps and bounds in Indiana

Last year, thanks to our partnership with Marian University’s Center for Vibrant Schools, City Connects launched in 30 public and charter schools in Indiana. 

This year we are in 80 public, charter, and non-public Indiana schools.

This exciting growth has created more opportunities to serve more students – and it has expanded City Connects’ community of practitioners. 

Among Indiana’s new City Connects schools are non-public parochial schools as well as nondenominational Christian and Islamic schools and a private school without any religious affiliation.

This growth has been driven in part by Covid-19 relief funds – Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools – from the U.S. Department of Education that were given to schools where at least 20 percent of students receive free or reduced-price lunch. In some of Indiana’s City Connects schools, more than 40 percent of students receive these lunch subsidies, and in other schools more than 80 percent do.

This crucial support comes at a time when schools in Indiana – and across the country – are coping with learning loss, absenteeism, and students who are struggling to behave in age-appropriate ways. Indiana is also taking a hard look at its NAEP scores, to understand the pandemic’s impact on student learning.

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The Weekly Connect 11/7/22

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Here are some of the things we’ve been reading about this week:

Despite the pandemic, English Learners make gains in reading

Students’ school meal debt is ballooning

Schools are addressing the opioid crisis using less punitive measures. 

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The Weekly Connect 10/31/22

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Here are some of the things we’ve been reading about this week:

Many students struggling with anxiety and depression say they can’t find help at school. 

Dress code policies can make schools less equitable. 

An Alabama town is using federal Covid relief funds to hire more teachers who can teach students who are learning English.

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