The Weekly Connect 10/14/19

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

Pediatricians can help students who struggle in school.

School districts in Colorado have a four-day school week.

Adding more qualified teachers to after school programs.

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The Weekly Connect 10/7/19

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

Three or more hours of social media use can hurt adolescents’ mental health.

A California law calls for more screenings to identify developmental delays in young children.

In Detroit, children wear “talk pedometers” that count the words they hear and speak.

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The Weekly Connect 9/30/19

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

A new study finds that poverty drives achievement gaps.

California could require all schools to offer full-day kindergarten.

Students who lack Internet access at home are at an educational disadvantage.

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The Weekly Connect 9/23/19

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

Children in “stricter” middle schools are less likely to go to college — and more likely to get arrested.

Federal spending on children falls.

Schools’ student-to-counselor ratios are dangerously high.

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The Weekly Connect 9/16/19

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

Success Plans in City Connects schools.

Children’s learning lags as the planet warms.

Schools consider adverse childhood experiences as they decide on discipline.

A student implements restorative justice in a Colorado school.

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The Weekly Connect 9/9/19

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

“Splinter” districts increase racial segregation in schools.

More states are requiring mental health education.

A Washington, D.C., charter school where character counts as much as academics.

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The Weekly Connect 9/3/19

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

The City Connects model shows the benefits of taking a systemic approach to integrated student support.

Scans of top teachers’ brains are being used to learn more about how they connect with students.

Colorado launches free, full-day kindergarten.

A California school district says managing challenging student behavior is a job for all teachers, not just for those in special education.

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City Connects students pay a visit to Boston College

Recently, Danielle Morrissey, the City Connects Coordinator at Boston’s Thomas J. Kenny elementary school, brought the Kenny’s fifth graders to visit Boston College so that they could see what college is all about. 

“The goal was to motivate and provide a learning opportunity for the students to further understand why we are talking so much about Perseverance, Responsibility, Integrity, Dedication to your Education, and Effort (our PRIDE values) and how their future is connected to these values,” Morrissey says.  Continue reading