The Weekly Connect 11/29/21

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

Educators are worried about standardized test scores that are lower than they were before the pandemic. 

More than 20 school districts extend the Thanksgiving break by adding mental health days

English learners in New Jersey are being “ignored.”

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The Weekly Connect 11/22/21

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

Transgender students need adult support in school. 

Schools use federal Covid relief funds to focus more on students’ mental health

One driver of the digital divide: families can’t afford broadband service

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The Weekly Connect 11/15/21

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

City Connects is an example of how to systematically provide beneficial relationships and resources to students, especially in the wake of the pandemic. 

Chronic absenteeism is growing worse in California. 

The infrastructure bill directs federal funds to replacing lead pipes in schools

Hiring black school counselors benefits black students. 

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The Weekly Connect 11/8/21

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

Physical education classes may help students who feel isolated. 

The CDC recommends a low-dose, COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 through 11

Colorado launches a website that connects kids to mental health sessions. 

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The Weekly Connect 11/1/21

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

Plunging preschool enrollment raises questions about young children’s school readiness.

In the shadow of the pandemic, school nurses are working nonstop

As school disruptions continue, vulnerable students are being left behind.

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The Weekly Connect 10/25/21

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

MRDC makes recommendations for helping families affected by parental incarceration

Massachusetts expands low-income students’ access to school meals

National child healthcare organizations declare that children and teens are in a Mental Health State of Emergency.

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The Weekly Connect 10/18/21

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

Poverty and stress can negatively influence students’ behavior, but caring teachers can help. 

More federal funding for computers and hotspots could close the homework gap

Tens of thousands of children have been affected by the pandemic-related deaths of their parents.

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The Weekly Connect 10/12/21

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

Springfield Public Schools is using a second $1 million grant from the MassMutual Foundation to continue implementing City Connects.

Head Start study reveals gains for virtual learners

California imposes country’s first K-12 vaccine mandate, which could go into effect in January.

An Arkansas school district opens a food pantry that provides food as well as school supplies, health and hygiene items, and essential clothing. 

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