The Weekly Connect 7/2/18

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

Are schools meeting the needs of pre-K aged, English language learners?

Two states ramp up requirements for schools to teach mental health classes.

Baltimore uses research to expand early childhood services.

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The Weekly Connect 6/25/18

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

Principals’ top concern is students’ mental health.

Technology could help boost classroom equity.

The fate of Obama-era K-12 policies under President Trump.

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The Weekly Connect 6/18/18

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

English learners have made progress in reading and math, a study shows.

• Ohio officials consider eliminating letter grades on report cards.

• Using storytelling and literature to help students deal with their emotions.

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The Weekly Connect 6/11/18

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

Is there a 30-million-word gap between richer and poorer kids — or not?

The Federal School Safety Commission hears public feedback on school violence.

More high schools have low graduation rates, even though the overall high school graduation rate is up.

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The Weekly Connect 6/4/18

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

School counselors are helping kids succeed — and facing cuts.

Teens are cyberbullying themselves: expressing self-hatred and depression.

Some states are lowering the goals for English Language Learners.

Fighting toxic stress in children.

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The Weekly Connect 5/28/18

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

How being read to affects children’s brains.

The socioeconomic differences that impact summer learning loss.

Group therapy helps fifth graders build resilience.

Schools in Indiana work to reduce suspensions and expulsions.

High school graduation rates by state.

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The Weekly Connect 5/21/18

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

Teachers want help finding evidence-based practices for addressing students’ behavioral challenges.

Young children’s self-control is influenced by their knowledge of how their peers are acting.

States need more data on preschool-age Dual Language Learners. 

As the population of students grows, the number of school librarians is falling.

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The Weekly Connect 5/14/18

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

Research suggests attendance can be improved by sending parents letters about the number of school days their children have missed.

Free school breakfast and lunch programs can improve students’ health, a study shows.

New York City adds 50 bilingual programs to help English Language Learners.

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