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‘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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Almost 76,000 black students account for 90 percent or more of the enrollment in more than a fifth of the state’s schools, and the gulf in academic outcomes is indisputable. Constructed in 1908, Durant Elementary in Durant, Miss. seemed as if they’d been written by elementary students.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

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For those that enroll in two-year schools, the outcomes aren’t much better: 41 percent, according to federal data. The dismal outcomes aren’t because students with disabilities can’t handle the coursework. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special education

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Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

Student outcomes. In the edWebinar, “ Strategic Technology Planning: Aligning Priorities, Costs, Outcomes and Sustainability,” the presenters discussed new items that must become part of strategic plans. However, with the change to distance learning, those outcomes could change.

A Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom


6] Students who are characterized as “difficult” or “bad-mannered” may be overwhelmed with toxic stress and unable to access the support they need because of the way others view them. The Science of Early Life Toxic Stress for Pediatric Practice and Advocacy.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data


Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private.

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. They believed it would lead to better outcomes for kids.”.

US Dept of Ed Pushes for Expansion of High-Quality Preschools

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This year, Congress is seeking to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and as a part of that goal create equity of opportunity, starting with the country’s youngest children.

Spanish-Speaking Parents Struggle to Learn How Well Schools Serve Their Children


They are like, ‘Well you know what, these kids are not even learning,’ and they’re closing a lot of schools because of that data,” says Diaz, speaking about how officials in her community have used student outcomes to justify their decisions to close schools. But that hasn’t stopped Diaz from advocating for parents like her to have better access to and understanding of school data. For people to go into the library to be able to access that data, that’s hard too.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He helps educators connect more effectively with the kids in their care resulting in more time on task, better outcomes, increased job satisfaction and the students learning the life skills they need to succeed. As budgets get cut, special education advocacy must be paramount.

Schools Embracing Data, Metrics to Improve Effectiveness

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Riverside Elementary School in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is a school that embraces data analysis across operations, Motoko Rich writes for the NY Times.

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Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

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Although she earned a bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate in math instruction for both elementary and middle school, she never had to take a class about students with disabilities. Students in Montclair State University’s dual certification program work on an assignment during class.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Critical Practices for Anti-Bias Education: Classroom Culture (by Teaching Tolerance): These PD activities and reflections for educators help teachers make their classrooms more open and respectful, leading to better discussions and outcomes for all students.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.