The Weekly Connect 1/18/22

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

LGBTQ+ teens and young adults say debates and state legislation on restricting transgender youth participation in school sports, among other related issues, have been hard on their mental health. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting funding for school meals because of inflation and supply chain issues. 

More than 167,000 children in the U.S. have lost parents or caregivers to Covid, which is roughly 1 in every 450 young people under age 18.

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The Weekly Connect 1/10/22

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

Texting parents about their children’s attendance can reduce absenteeism. 

Omicron hinders schools’ post-holiday reopening plans. 

Michigan schools hiring hundreds of mental health staff members

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The Weekly Connect 12/20/21

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

Black and Latino students are more likely to have inexperienced teachers

The Los Angeles Unified School District delays the start of its COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

Art classes serve as an oasis for students in Washington, D.C., schools who are grappling with the effects of the pandemic. 

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The Weekly Connect 12/13/21

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

Early childhood math instruction has long-term benefits. 

Federal funding for homeless students is being bogged down by red tape and a lack of urgency among some state officials. 

The country needs a plan to address the learning loss of students with disabilities.

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The Weekly Connect 12/6/21

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

Researchers find more first graders are behind in reading because of the pandemic.

Most states are investing American Rescue Plan funds in education

Minnesota schools are focusing on students’ growing mental health needs

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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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