The Weekly Connect 6/24/19

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New research suggests that some teachers improve students’ attendance.

Boston’s School Committee votes to eliminate middle schools.

The suicide rate among adolescents is at its highest point since 2000.

Michigan’s teachers are not as diverse as the state’s students.

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The Weekly Connect 6/17/19

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State leaders in Ohio see City Connects as a model that could be expanded.

A simple change to address absenteeism.

Holding parents accountable for their children’s bullying.

In the United States, 3 million students do not have Internet service at home.

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The Weekly Connect 6/10/19

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

A survey of parents finds that many children experience cyberbullying.

Kentucky expands school-based physical and mental health services.

Rural California tackles chronic absenteeism.

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The Weekly Connect 6/3/19

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

Harvard’s Education Redesign Lab looks at personalized success plans and how Salem, Mass., has been working with City Connects to implement these plans for students.

Sports help adolescents overcome childhood trauma.

States are addressing the needs of youth in foster care.

U.S. children are better off today than they were in 2000.

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The Weekly Connect 5/27/19

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

Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted visits a City Connects program in Dayton.

Educators and policymakers should pay more attention to how toxic stress affects students. 

Across the country, governors have called for investing nearly $3 billion in early childhood education.

States and school districts are helping increasing numbers of homeless students.

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The Weekly Connect 5/20/19

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

A new study finds that the benefits of preschool cross generations.

Colorado legislators invest in more mental health care for children.

A school-based legal clinic addresses the needs of Los Angeles’ immigrant families.

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The Weekly Connect 5/13/19

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City Connects’ model of integrated student support stands out because of evidence that shows it helps reduce dropout rates.

Maine is a step closer to expanding its pre-K programs statewide.

San Francisco’s plan to reduce segregation backfires.

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The Weekly Connect 5/6/19

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

Many low-income and minority students live in communities with limited access to extracurricular activities.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that establishes a Children’s Behavioral Health System State Board to oversee and implement the creation of a statewide system.

The United States could face a child care affordability crisis.

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