The Weekly Connect 1/22/18

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

Most states don’t require pediatric screening for common health issues.

Chronic illness may trigger mental health issues.

Three-quarters of public school spending cuts made since 2009 have been restored.

The U.S. Civil Rights Commission finds that schools are “profoundly unequal.”

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The Weekly Connect 1/15/18

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

Feedback given to teachers and principals may help boost students’ math achievement.

School-based telemedicine helps students with asthma.

Educational issues on Congress’ to-do list.

Some teachers think changes to school-discipline policies are happening too quickly.

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The Weekly Connect 1/8/18

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

Principal lack the early education expertise they need to manage the expansion of pre-K programs.

Chemistry isn’t offered in 3 of 5 secondary schools nationally.

How education programs and policies will fare in Washington next year.

A Seattle nonprofit boosts foster children’s high school graduation rates.

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The Weekly Connect 12/26/17

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

Teachers are coping with education reform.

How the new federal tax law will impact education.

New York State requires mental health instruction for all grades.

Success at high-poverty schools.

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The Weekly Connect 12/18/17

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

Children who are no longer homeless continue to do as poorly on state tests as their peers who continue to be homeless.

A long-range study says pre-school is paying off in Tulsa, Okla.

The deadline has passed, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which protects 9 million low-income children, still hasn’t received funding from Congress.

Charts and graphics drawn from this year’s research studies highlight issues and challenges in education.

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The Weekly Connect 12/11/17

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

Child Trends looks at integrated student supports.

Student teachers who have more multicultural awareness spur greater student success.

How the Senate’s tax bill would affect schools.

Some school districts promote faster growth in test score gains despite the effects of poverty; Chicago is one example.

Graduation rates rise across the country.

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The Weekly Connect 12/4/17

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

Research finds that early education has long-lasting benefits.

Higher levels of physical fitness can improve students’ brain architecture.

How changes to federal tax laws could impact schools.

Cities and counties focus on kindergarten readiness.

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The Weekly Connect 11/20/17

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

Boys read better when there are more girls in their class.

GOP tax plans could affect school funding.

Salem, Mass., tackles the achievement gap.

Chicago schools lead in academic growth.

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