The Weekly Connect 9/18/17

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

Scientists say social/emotion development is crucial for learning.

Later school start times could be good for the economy.

Federal government invests $20 million to support teachers of English Language Learners.

United States’ preschool enrollment lags behind other industrialized nations.

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The Weekly Connect 9/11/17

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

To boost reading comprehension, ask children simple questions about what they have read – including “why” questions.

President Donald Trump is ending DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It is an Obama-era effort to protect an estimated 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

New York offers free lunch for all public school children.

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The Weekly Connect 9/4/17

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

Children who start school when they’re older do better than their younger classmates.

Children who struggle with paying attention have worse grades later in life.

Some states are cutting standardized testing to create more time for instruction.

In the midst of politically turbulent times, Philadelphia’s teachers, school staff, and school administrators are being trained to keep immigrant children safe.

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The Weekly Connect 7/31/17

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

The benefits of nurse home-visiting programs for children and their mothers.

Grant funding for teacher training is rejected by the House Appropriations Committee.

How K-12 might be affected if the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) is overhauled.

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The Weekly Connect 7/24/17

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Due to a blog production issue, we’re re-sharing some news stories from last week.

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

Research suggests that very early exposure to English can help ELLs.

Within limits, The Every Student Succeeds Act does let states use science, social studies, the arts, and other subjects beyond reading and math for accountability.

How severe, ongoing stress affects children’s brains.

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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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