The Weekly Connect 5/29/17

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Even after many African-American students receive an ADHD diagnosis, their symptoms are going untreated.

Thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act, states are paying more attention to chronic absenteeism from pre-K through twelfth grade.

Attending a low-quality child care program hurts boys more than girls. So just expanding access to these programs isn’t enough, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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The Weekly Connect 5/22/17

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

Students with learning and attention issues are three times more likely to drop out of school.

A survey of 2,500 parents found that when it comes to their children, parents tend to rank math as lower in importance than reading.

House Democrats have introduced a school infrastructure spending plan.

New York City Mayor Bill Di Blasio plans to extend pre-K to his city’s 3-year-olds.

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The Weekly Connect 5/15/17

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

Three studies provide insights that states could use to curb absenteeism.

Bullying has a harmful, lasting impact.

School advocacy groups are worried about how the House’s Health Care bill could impact Medicaid.

Increasing graduation rates for English Language Learners.

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The Weekly Connect 5/8/17

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A federal budget deal includes small funding increases for special education.

Researchers say that decades of studies point to one conclusion: Kids who attend public preschool programs are better prepared for kindergarten than kids who don’t.

Low-income minority students lag in high school graduation rates, and

Research suggests that bullying is declining in most schools.

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The Weekly Connect 5/1/17

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The Springfield Public School system – a City Connects district – has seen substantial drops in the number of suspensions and school-based student arrests.

President Trump has ordered a study to determine whether the federal government has overstepped its legal authority in K-12 schools.

Performance in preschool math is a predictor of success in K-12 academic achievement.

More national medical associations are endorsing later school-start times for teenagers.

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The Weekly Connect 4/24/17

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

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) asks states to come up with per-pupil spending figures, but the law provides no guidelines, so state officials will have to sort through the many costs of school operations.

Today’s first graders are better readers than the first graders of a decade ago, according to an Ohio State University study.

The Boston nonprofit Economic Mobility Pathways, or EMPath, (formerly the Crittenton Women’s Union) uses the science of how poverty affects the brain to shape how it delivers social services to clients.

Kids are more likely to intervene when they see bullying occur if their parents have told them to, instead of telling them not to get involved.

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The Weekly Connect 2/27/17

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

Questions persist about an ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act) spending provision that wasn’t finalized during the Obama administration.

Students who believe their schools are unfair may face long-term effects.

Head Start could function as a test site for innovations in early education.

Boston-area suburbs are seeing more poverty. Some towns have twice as many needy students as they did 10 years ago.

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The Weekly Connect 2/20/17

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

Plans to implement ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act) get a thumbs up from Betsy DeVos, the new U.S. Secretary of Education.

Latino children lag in math skills, but there are ways to close this gap.

A British study says that moving into poverty can damage children’s mental health, and

ADHD is linked to delayed brain development.

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