How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

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It may be not full of earthly riches, but definitely full of meaning and full of legacy. Transcribed by Kymberli Mulford Biography as Submitted Tom Loud is a first-grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee. Loud’s passions are technology integration in the elementary grades, along with teacher motivation. All Subjects Best of the Podcast Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Teachers Thought Leader Thursday

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When the man behind the curtain is female: More women now hold key education policymaker jobs

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Samantha Tran, senior managing director of education policy at Children Now, a nonpartisan research, policy and advocacy organization, noticed. “I There definitely seems to be an openness to that, and in my experience, it is different.”

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They didn’t turn in their work for remote school. Their parents were threatened with courts and fines

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During a pandemic, when there’s no uniform way of counting attendance, Hedy Chang, director of the advocacy group Attendance Works, has seen districts rethinking some of these rules, with their ability to do so varying on state flexibility.

How much will it take to reopen, catch up kids, and save public schooling long term?

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The communities that need the most will face the biggest hits,” said Zahava Stadler, special assistant for state funding and policy at The Education Trust, a nonprofit education research and advocacy organization. “If Superintendent Chad Gestson has been spending a lot of money lately.

Principals Need to Know Literacy

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When I first became a principal at an elementary school, I thought I had the requisite knowledge to be a literacy leader. They are speaking the same language instead of quibbling over semantics, like the definition of “guided reading” When a principal knows literacy, they understand that one of their budget priorities is books, books, and more books. Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership Learning Literacy Reading Reflection Becoming a Literacy Leader Jennifer Allen

Improving reading skills and SEL through text-based discussions

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A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, director of customer advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts. SEL also decreases behavioral issues, dropout rates, drug use, and teen pregnancy, so the advantages of including it in elementary and secondary classes are clear.

Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise?

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These examples are, by definition, homework. This seems to fly in the face of research, such as John Hattie’s meta-analysis that homework has a negligible effect in elementary school and a significant one at the secondary. Advocacy Leadership principal as an advocate Reflection Teaching genius hour homework john hattieAs I write this, I am out on our back patio. My kids are in the neighbor’s backyard, flying a kite with friends.

ESSA learning more, doing more

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After eight years without a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), ESSA becomes law with references to school libraries and librarians. Deb notes that school librarians are included in the definition of “specialized instructional support personnel” and that Title I plans must be developed in consultation with “specialized instructional support personnel.”. activism advocacy ESSA technology

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

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It may be not full of earthly riches, but definitely full of meaning and full of legacy. Tom Loud is first grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee. Loud’s passions are technology integration in the elementary grades, along with teacher motivation. Tom Loud on episode 212 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

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A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, Director of Customer Advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts. SEL also decreases behavioral issues, dropout rates, drug use, and teen pregnancy, so the advantages of including it in elementary and secondary classes are clear.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

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The extreme scarcity of counselors in Arizona, especially in elementary schools, puts students there at particular risk. Just before this crisis began, Arizona was poised to spend millions more on boosting its thin roster of counselors, thanks in part to the advocacy of students like Kumar.

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Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

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Let us be clear about our definition of rigor. In elementary school, the classroom teacher often serves that function. In many middle and high schools, an advisory or advocacy program is often included. We worked with an elementary school that had multi-grade wings for long-term personalization. By Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson. A key facet of instructional leadership is addressing and closing the achievement gap.

?You?re stuck?: America wants to reopen its economy. It won?t happen without schools or child care

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Katherine Gallagher Robbins with the Center for Law and Social Policy, an advocacy group for low-income families, said that while schools aren’t viewed as child care providers in the traditional sense, elementary and middle school campuses do function as a “work support” for parents.

The Importance of SEL to Education Success

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” You notice in neither of these definitions is there anything about academics, playing sports, or studying hard. And with home advocacy, SEL will work better, faster, and more effectively. Stanislaus Elementary School with “Four at the Door.” Life is much simpler when you — as a parent or teacher — can point to one solution for a problem, solve it, and everything is golden.

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

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A student leaps during a game at Horizons Elementary School. Florida and Rhode Island now mandate 20 minutes of recess time a day for elementary school students. The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act , or ESSA, also provides increased access to funding for physical education by including the subject in its definition of a “well-rounded education.”. “At At least we’re at the table now,” said Carly Wright, advocacy director for SHAPE. “It

How Families are Pushing Schools to Teach Reading Skills More Effectively

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Members of the NAACP and an advocacy organization called Oakland REACH , started by Oakland parents whose kids attend the district’s lowest performing schools, have coalesced around a campaign for better reading instruction they’re calling Literacy for All. Continuing Advocacy.

Becoming an Anti-Racist Childhood Educator and Social Warrior

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Those things are intentional and are things we can definitely correct within the system.”. At the heart of anti-racist early childhood education, she emphasized, is institutional critique combined with advocacy and transformation. By Michele Israel. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

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It may be not full of earthly riches, but definitely full of meaning and full of legacy. Tom Loud is first-grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee. Loud’s passions are technology integration in the elementary grades, along with teacher motivation. Tom Loud on episode 151 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Some colleges start to confront a surprising reason students fail: Too many choices

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These students are increasingly the children of parents who helicoptered them through elementary, middle and high school or who didn’t go to college themselves and can’t provide much help with it. Rodrigo Chinchon changed his major two years into college and ended up 15 credits behind.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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The bad news is we’re not seeing a lot of innovation or discussion around personalized learning,” said Claire Voorhees, national policy director for the Tallahassee, Florida-based Foundation for Excellence in Education, an advocacy group for personalized learning. We’re not quite seeing the bold jump to innovation that we would like to see,” said Chip Slaven, a senior advocacy advisor for the Alliance for Excellent Education, which works to improve high schools.

Unmet Needs: Children with disabilities caught in the voucher crossfire

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But she was relieved of the duty when Jacob graduated from his Head Start preschool program and enrolled in a Durant Public School District elementary school. That’s definitely been one of the challenges for the families using the education scholarship account, is finding a school that will admit their child,” she told the Jackson Free Press. It is not free to go to Nativity BVM Elementary School, however.

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

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All students with disabilities need to develop strong self-advocacy and communication skills to make sure they’re getting the supports they’re due, especially in the sink-or-swim real world. The transition going from high school to college was definitely difficult,” he said. The transition going from high school to college was definitely difficult. Adam Salomon at his high school graduation. Salomon’s mother, Karen, says he was not prepared for life after high school.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

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In 2008, a few years after Hurricane Katrina, school officials in Louisiana asked aspiring charter-school leader Andrew Shahan to consider taking over the failing Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School in New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward. Though the state definition of proficiency is changing, for years proficiency was measured by how many students reached a passing, or “basic” score on the math and English portion of state tests.).

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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Of those who do enroll at universities on the island, fewer than half earn degrees, even after six years , the advocacy group Excelencia in Education reports, compared to more than 58 percent of college students nationwide. Méndez-Cupey, and together they’ve adopted a public elementary school that was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria, with plans to provide teacher training and instructional materials. Related: New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many.

Measuring success at San Antonio’s public preschool program

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Pre-K 4 SA definitely is focused on the success of its students, but also extending that arm to the families that need it,” she said. That’s why the program was designed to offer professional development to kindergarten and elementary school teachers in San Antonio’s 19 public school districts. “We Some teachers say they can see the lasting effect of Pre-K 4 SA on young graduates of the program as they enter the elementary grades.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

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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. I’m definitely more calm. The Kidango-Ryan Center is located in an elementary school in San Jose.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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So it was with parents at one of the first Basecamp schools, Marshall Pomeroy Elementary in Milpitas, a small city off the southern tip of San Francisco Bay. I’ve definitely heard from at least 10 parents who are like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on,’ ” O’Connor said. “ ‘Is this good for my child?’ ”. Pleasant View Elementary in Providence, Rhode Island, for instance, started Summit with fifth-graders in 2015, and this year introduced a few aspects of the approach to fourth-graders.

When schools use child protective services as a weapon against parents

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He and many other experts also note that because of legitimate fears of overlooking kids at risk and vague definitions of abuse and neglect , school workers may sometimes be overzealous, calling in allegations over relatively minor issues such as broken eyeglasses, inappropriate clothing or small scratches. In 2015, after the harassment Givens says she endured at Success Academy, she sent her son to a different elementary school nearby.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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S ocial Justice Books (by Teaching for Change): A highly recommended resource for preschool and elementary school educators, this list of books intersects with all kinds of important cultural and social issues and will help students build perspective.

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.”. Both parents figured Caleb would return to his neighborhood elementary school before too long. “We Leslie Lipson, counsel to the Georgia Advocacy Office.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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There’s really no agreed-upon definition of “personalized learning” after all , and as such no real way to measure how many or how well schools are actually implementing it. This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” ” Chalkbeat’s Matt Barnum takes a close look at a new report from TNTP , the advocacy group formerly known as The New Teacher Project.

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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The New York Times tried to keep track of all the 45th President’s falsehoods this year, but it seems to have abandoned its “ definitive list ” some time in July. Facebook said it would work with the ed-tech advocacy group Digital Promise to teach digital skills.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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Arguably, there is no better example of this than the ongoing push that “everyone should learn to code,” led at the K–12 level by the industry-backed advocacy organization Code.org. ” As she argues in her book, “new institutions and new credentials are by definition lacking in prestige, the kind of prestige that lower-status workers and students need for their credential to combat discrimination in the labor market.”