How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

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If you’re a parent preparing for the conference season, we’ve also included a list of tips to make the most out of meeting with your child’s teacher. Whether this is your first or your fortieth parent-teacher conference, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of these meetings.

What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs

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Provided the right resources, a low SES school can meet or even exceed the learning rates of their wealthier counterparts. Journal of Literacy Research, December 2003, 35(4), pp.

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Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

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For high-stakes testing, attend all scheduled state-mandated meetings and trainings, take notes and ask questions. It can create concern in elementary and middle school students that if they don’t perform well, they are in danger of being held back or not graduating high school.

A Mississippi father and retired soldier breaks stereotypes about black dads

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Steve Collins, Jackson Public Schools Parent of the Year for 2016, helps McLeod Elementary School students in the carpool line. Collins is a problem solver at McLeod Elementary, where two of his children attend.

How Being Part of a ‘House’ Within a School Helps Students Gain A Sense of Belonging

MindShift

30, 2016 was a big day for Lake Canyon Elementary. The attachments formed tend to be so significant that alumni, upon meeting one another, frequently ask, “What college were you?”. Lake Canyon Elementary School ceremony assigning students to a house.

Focusing on a Safe, Supportive School Climate

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Then, after planning meetings with the leadership team, staff spent two of their four summer PD days in training. During the school year they have monthly check-in meetings, and they also do an overall evaluation at the end of the year.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

For the past six years, district Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler has championed and thoughtfully questioned our strategy for meeting the needs of every learner. Over 1,000 Mineola elementary school students are using eSpark in four buildings throughout the district, while a team of Mineola middle schoolers helped us build new product features to better engage and challenge students.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

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Since 2003, public schools in the state have only been fully funded twice. In the mornings, black kids like Clark rode on yellow school buses to Lexington Elementary; the white kids boarded blues ones that took them to private school.

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

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The problem is that many American elementary schools aren’t doing that. ” But this research hasn’t made its way into many elementary school classrooms. Harper went to a professional development day at one of the district’s lowest-performing elementary schools.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Schools that foster trust among parents, teachers, and school leaders are more likely to see academic improvement than schools that do little or fail to foster trust ( Bryk and Schneider, 2003 ). In an experiment with 48 teachers and 1,490 upper-elementary students, STeLLA improved science teaching and science content knowledge among students and teachers (Roth et al., This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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Are science fairs unfair?

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Thousands of kids across the country, from elementary through high school, spend weeks or months coaxing seedlings to grow, building devices to harness solar energy and carefully mixing acids and bases.

A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South

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His comments at the 2017 meeting were ineffective: The board had already approved the charter’s application before they opened up public comment, according to MCSA’s minutes. “We ohnson, a Little Rock native, came to the Arkansas side of the Delta in 2003 with Teach For America.

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Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them

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students in kindergarten through 12th grade that is Hispanic increased from 19 to 25 percent between 2003 and 2013, while the black non-Hispanic population dropped from 17 to 16 percent and the white non-Hispanic population fell from 59 to 50 percent.

Why It’s Time to Rethink School Science Fairs

MindShift

Thousands of kids across the country, from elementary through high school, spend weeks or months coaxing seedlings to grow, building devices to harness solar energy and carefully mixing acids and bases. Jane Goodall would not have had her science fair project accepted,” said William McComas, a professor of science education at the University of Arkansas, at the February meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Springtime is science fair season.

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NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

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President Bush promotes his “No Child Left Behind” education agenda during a visit to Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., 8, 2003.

Will Philadelphia Education Survive?

Philly Teacher

Overflow crowd from the August 15, 2013 SRC meeting. 2003. I am called in November and am placed at an elementary school in Southwest Philadelphia. I watch as Ackerman’s plans continue as planned and meetings about school closings are held at schools all over the City.

Will Philadelphia Education Survive?

Philly Teacher

Overflow crowd from the August 15, 2013 SRC meeting. 2003. I am called in November and am placed at an elementary school in Southwest Philadelphia. I watch as Ackerman’s plans continue as planned and meetings about school closings are held at schools all over the City.

Is Head Start a failure?

The Hechinger Report

Today, Head Start is nearing the end of a decade of big reforms, meant to improve quality and get closer to meeting the goals laid out for it in Johnson’s announcement of this new front in his War on Poverty.

OPINION: Trump’s Justice Dept. “would better serve students by focusing on legitimate threats to students’ civil rights”

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In 2003, the high court upheld the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Michigan Law School ’s Grutter v. As such, colleges and universities that use race-conscious admissions must meet several requirements. Last week, the idea of a potential move by the U.S.

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

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Board of Education school-segregation decision, Williams saw a post on Facebook shared by an old high-school friend she knew from her days playing trumpet in the Gardendale marching band: The newly empowered Gardendale Board of Education would be meeting in a few hours.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

In November, Bloomberg reported that WeWork , a co-working space startup that acquired both the coding bootcamp Flatiron School and the meet-up company MeetUp this year, planned to open a private K–12 school in one of its facilities. “In my book,” she told Bloomberg, “there’s no reason why children in elementary schools can’t be launching their own businesses.”

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

According its January 2017 report, the FCC’s modernization push enabled some 77% of school districts to meet the minimum federal connectivity targets by the end of 2016; just 30% had met those requirements in 2013. The Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that CIPA does not violate the Constitution.