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Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Is building more connected school communities key to stemming violence?

December 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

“Emotionally healthy, well-adjusted youth don’t tear through their classrooms armed with weaponry,” Perry writes before detailing the CDC’s four main pillars for school connectedness: adult support, positive peer groups, a welcoming school environment, and student commitment to education. What Perry […]


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Los Angeles Unified teachers continue strike preparations

December 5, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Last year’s teacher walkouts were aimed at state lawmakers, while this year, strikes seem to be shifting to the local level. In Chicago Tuesday, over 500 teachers with the Acelo Schools charter network went on strike, the first for charter […]


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Report highlights successful home-visiting models

December 5, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The research review comes as another recent report shows that home-visiting programs reached roughly 300,000 families during 2017, but that millions more could benefit from such intervention models. Published by the National Home Visiting Resource Center, the 2018 Home Visiting […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report: Boston Public Schools makes strides in connecting pre-K, early grades

December 4, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The case study on BPS’ progression toward a stronger vision for connecting early childhood and the early grades comes as new research reinforces that consecutive years in high-quality classrooms contribute to more gains in early literacy skills and academic knowledge, […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Educators of color still represent less than 25% of overall teacher workforce

December 4, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Putting aside the question of whether or not the data should be viewed as positive or negative, the bigger picture is that educators of color have been found to bring numerous benefits to students. According to a 2016 report from […]


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Disruptor of the Year: Striking teachers in West Virginia

December 3, 2018

Via: Education Dive

When its over, 2018 may go down as the year teachers finally had enough — and brought public support along with them. After years of shouldering the blame for schools’ challenges to the point that former U.S. Secretary of Education […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Study: Later school start times linked to improvements in behavior, achievement

December 3, 2018

Via: Education Dive

When California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill this fall that would have kept the state’s middle and high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m., he said it was because he thought such decisions should be made at the local […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

School safety experts weigh in on federal commission’s potential impact

November 30, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The Federal Commission on School Safety, which President Donald Trump formed in response to the February mass shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, is expected to make final recommendations before the end of the year. But […]


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Should the US Constitution guarantee a right to education?

November 30, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While the current battleground for this argument is set in Rhode Island, similar fights have gone on around the country for decades. In the 1970s, a group of mainly Latino, low-income Texas parents filed a lawsuit arguing that a number […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Credit recovery enrollment tops 20% for some high schools

November 29, 2018

Via: Education Dive

More than two-thirds of U.S. public high schools enroll students in credit recovery programs, but almost 10% of those schools have at least a fifth of their students in these courses, according to a new analysis of federal data by […]