Why Teacher Self-Care Matters and How to Practice Self-Care in Your School


Public Health, 123(11), November 2009, pp. National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, June 2014, pp. Because teaching is such an intensive job, educators can greatly benefit from learning about and practicing self-care.

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Despite family and work commitments, student veterans outpace classmates

The Hechinger Report

percent of veterans using GI Bill benefits who arrived on campus in the fall of 2009 had graduated within six years, compared to 52.9 In all, the GI Bill — which costs $11 billion a year, according to the General Accounting Office — paid for all or part of 450,000 degrees earned by 340,000 students between 2009 and 2015, the study found. Veterans in College Source: National Veteran Education Success Tracker.


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Value-Added Schools

A Principal's Reflections

In 2009 as I took a device from a student for failing to follow school policy that student responded to me that school was like a jail. Emphasize student agency (voice, choice, advocacy) as a right for all Re-think homework and outdated grading practices to create a culture focused on R.E.A.L No, this is not a post about value-added evaluation practices. I believe that ship has sailed.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" - a Library 2.0 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He was founding chairman of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition, founded in 2009, as a DC-based advocacy organization promoting government policies and programs to assure gigabit fiber to libraries and other community anchor institutions(CAI’s).


David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

K-12 education system by open educational resources (OER) since 2009, although my first exposure to the ideas and leaders of the movement stretch back to the launch of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative. I’ve been engaged in thinking deeply about the promise and opportunity afforded the U.S.

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A school administrator tries to shame poverty away

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, students from low-income families dropped out of high school at five times the rate of their high-income classmates. In 2009, students from low-income families dropped out of high school at five times the rate of their high-income classmates. million in missing resources ,” according to a 2015 report on education funding by the nonprofit advocacy group EdTrust. Last time I checked, being poor was not a crime.

A Conversation With #EduColor's José Vilson About Inclusive Teaching


For perspective and advice, we recently talked with José Vilson, co-founder and executive director of #EduColor , a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to issues of race and social justice in education.

As More Children Show Symptoms of Trauma, Head Start Programs Expand Support Services


But in recent years, as the opioid crisis has transformed homes and communities across Ohio—overdose death rates in the state are up 300 percent since 2009—those calls have skyrocketed in number. HAMILTON, Ohio — Suzanne Prescott first noticed the changes in children’s behaviors in 2015.

Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students


Amanda Karhuse has served as the director of advocacy for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) since 2006. Vrain Valley School District in 2009 and was named 2013 Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference - Registrations and Call for Proposals Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He was founding chairman of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition, founded in 2009, as a DC-based advocacy organization promoting government policies and programs to assure gigabit fiber to libraries and other community anchor institutions(CAI’s).

Call for Proposals Now Open - "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He was founding chairman of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition, founded in 2009, as a DC-based advocacy organization promoting government policies and programs to assure gigabit fiber to libraries and other community anchor institutions(CAI’s).

Announcing October 21st Mini-Conference: "Libraries as Community Anchors"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He was founding chairman of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition, founded in 2009, as a DC-based advocacy organization promoting government policies and programs to assure gigabit fiber to libraries and other community anchor institutions(CAI’s).

Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change


From 2009–2012 he served as a trustee for the State University of New York as an appointee of the governor. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. The pandemic, while a great disruption in schools, is also an opportunity for change.

Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid

The Hechinger Report

The backup in Milwaukee is so severe that it is not uncommon for people to wait six weeks to get a first appointment to begin the eligibility process, said Cathy Steffke, an advocacy specialist at Disability Rights Wisconsin. “I She called an advocacy hotline, appealed the decision and won, although it took several more months before she was reimbursed. Cathy Steffke, an advocacy specialist at Disability Rights Wisconsin. See the full list of all states/territories.

Waterford Gets $20M+ Grant for Online Preschool. Its Critics Are Not Happy.


Founded in Utah in 2009, Waterford provides a program that mixes adaptive software for preschool-aged kids, along with child development training and check-ins for parents. Early Concerns Even before the news was officially announced, word about Waterford’s grant had already reached advocacy groups Defending the Early Years and the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, two critics of online preschool services. In the world of education, some debates rage eternal.

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum


Dr. Barbara Stripling, Professor Emerita, Syracuse University, and former ALA President, describes the history and goals of the project that builds on an earlier version developed by school librarians in 2009 under the auspices of the Office of Library Services and its former Director, Dr. Stripling. The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) was introduced at the NYLA-SSL Summer Institute this week.

Many state flagship universities leave black and Latino students behind

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: “It matters who’s enrolled at flagships, because they tend to go on to be leaders in their states, particularly in politics and in business,” said Andrew Nichols, director of higher education research and data analytics at The Education Trust, an advocacy group that focuses on college access. “It’s

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

India’s education system has long lagged behind others, despite the country’s enactment of the 2009 Right to Education (RTE) ACT , which was supposed to give every child in the country the right to a full-time elementary education “of satisfactory and equitable quality.”. A more nuanced view of how blended learning is working in India can be seen in a 2015 report done by the membership and advocacy group CoSN.

What happens when college students discuss lab work in Spanish, philosophy in Chinese or opera in Italian?

The Hechinger Report

Enrollments are down 15 percent since 2009 — even though more and more students want global experiences, such as international internships and study abroad programs, and a chance to practice languages they do speak. It is treated as this extra piece that is not a central part of education,” said Amanda Seewald, president-elect of the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies, a legislative advocacy group.

When school districts can’t raise funds for facilities

The Hechinger Report

The nation’s school districts spend about $46 billion less per year on facility upkeep than is needed to maintain “healthy and safe” learning environments, according to a 2016 report from the 21st Century School Fund, a research and advocacy organization. The research and advocacy organization EdBuild called states’ education funding systems outdated, arbitrary, and segregating.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

At least we’re at the table now,” said Carly Wright, advocacy director for SHAPE. “It A 2009 Stanford University study found that fifth, seventh and ninth grade students in California who passed the state physical fitness test and those whose fitness improved between fifth and seventh grade scored better than their less fit peers on the state’s standardized tests. APPLETON, Wisc.

Transfer students start getting more of the credits they’ve already earned

The Hechinger Report

The advocacy group estimates that a California student starting at a community college who does manage to transfer to a four-year university and get a bachelor’s degree pays $38,000 more for it than a student who starts as a freshman at the four-year school, forced to take the same courses again and again. It’s a small start; some 33 students have gotten bachelor’s degrees from Dickinson this way since 2009. Gage Ramirez transferred twice in his college career.

YOUmedia Alumni Give Back to Program with Spirited Summer Festival

Educator Innovator

The space was created in 2009 with the Digital Youth Network and support from the John D. A poet, she has worked at YOUmedia since its conception, watching as many classes come to embody the values of community and self-advocacy. Lollapalooza might be known for bringing hordes of young people outdoors to celebrate summer in Chicago, but June’s Teens in the Park Fest (TIP Fest) gave it a run for its money.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, Gates gave half a million to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, which describes itself as New England’s largest education-focused philanthropy, to lead a four-state effort to remake the region’s schools. Nellie Mae, which had $430 million in assets at the end of 2009, began investing its own money in Maine, too. To build public support for the changes, the foundation also gave smaller grants to youth and immigrant advocacy groups in the districts.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security


Dr. Gary Lilly, Superintendent at Bristol Tennessee City Schools in Tennessee since 2009, has been an educator for 24 years. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. Of course cyber security is necessary in education. Schools have valuable information to protect for both students and employees.

Inside a Preschool That Treats the Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis


and then guides them through a set of breathing techniques from Conscious Discipline , an approach to social-emotional learning that TIP has been using with the children since around 2009.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

The Hechinger Report

It’s help teachers need: In 2016 , about 50,000 preschoolers were suspended at least once, and at least 17,000 were expelled, according to the Center for American Progress, a Washington-based liberal research and advocacy institute, which arrived at the estimate based on data from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health. Chari Plumeri, director of the Kidango-Ryan center, plays with children outside on a recent morning. Jackie Mader/ The Hechinger Report. SAN JOSE, Calif.

‘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

The Hechinger Report

y the time Samara Rand started high school in 2009, the Mississippi Department of Education had labeled Holmes County Schools “at risk of failing.” English teacher Samara Rand goes over a passage with a student in her class at Holmes County Central High School.

Deciding what matters: Authentic teaching through setting boundaries

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I was introduced to Gerardo’s work through a podcast he co-hosts with Kevin Adams called “Too Dope Teachers,” and his advocacy for equity and antiracism.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

For decades, nonprofit advocacy groups and corporate donors have targeted K-12 education for intervention. Bush and Obama administrations, with initiatives such as No Child Left Behind (2001) and Race to the Top (2009), spurred what’s been called a “ nationalization of education politics ” and, many teachers say, a relentless cycle of shiny fads promising to revolutionize the field.

Reading Role Models: Why They Matter for Boys

Fractus Learning

But I don’t see my advocacy as a zero-sum game. She dug deep into the results of the 2009 PISA test (administered to 15-year olds around the globe) because she was very curious to learn how the smartest kids in reading and math got to be that way. Advocating for 9–14-year-old boys and their reading lives is my passion and specialty, however, because I’m female, this hasn’t been an easy row to hoe.

The rural school district Obama fought to save

The Hechinger Report

A local teenage girl named Ty’sheoma Bethea wrote the president and members of Congress in February 2009, pleading for their help in replacing J.V. 23, 2009. State waivers under the old No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) also gave rural schools needed flexibility, said Ellerson, the associate executive director for policy and advocacy at the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). Now shuttered, this portion of J.V.

Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Previously, Sam was the National Director of the Forum for Education & Democracy , an education advocacy organization, and the founding director of the Five Freedoms Project , a national program that helps K-12 educators create more democratic learning communities.

Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

The idea, popular among well-funded education philanthropies and education advocacy groups, is gaining ground across the United States. percent between 2009 and 2017. Senior Remi Savard is part of the last class at Montpelier High School that experienced the system before the school’s switch to a proficiency-based model. “It’s It’s better than it was.” Michael Dougherty for The Hechinger Report. MONTPELIER, Vt.

Bullied by the badge?

The Hechinger Report

Indeed, a 2009 study published in the Journal of Criminal Justice showed that schools with school-based police officers have higher arrest rates for disorderly conduct than those without. Erik Fleming, director of advocacy and policy with the ACLU’s Mississippi chapter, says officers in schools need to learn how to de-escalate situations with the goal of avoiding arrests.