Archive for 2017

    • State embraces CTE expansion

      (Del.) Enrollment in Delaware’s career education pathways program has jumped from 27 students a few years ago to what is expected to be 9,000 students by the end of the 2017-18 school year, according to state education officials.

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    • Good news revenue outlook for 2018-19

      (Calif.) After more than a year of delay, Wall Street profit taking from the so-called Trump-bump will start to trickle into state coffers toward the end of this year and over much of fiscal year 2017-18, according to a report released Wednesday from the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst.

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    • Social-emotional exercises important for teachers too

      (Va.) Teacher participation in mindfulness-based exercises can reduce burnout among educators as well as turnover rates which can negatively impact student performance in the classroom, according to new research from the University of Virginia.

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    • Reminder: ADHC often overlook and unattended

      Research tells us that as many as 8 percent of school-age children nationwide suffer from attention deficit or its close cousin, hyperactivity. Students affected can have problems concentrating or have difficulties following instructions, which by themselves do not necessarily suggest qualification for special support under federal law.

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    • Serving low-income kids requires multiple local agencies

      (Calif.) With child poverty rates remaining substantially higher than before the recession, county offices of education need to collaborate more with other local agencies to help schools better serve low-income youth, advocates say.

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    • Attendance key to Chicago charter success

      (Ill.) The long-held perception that charter schools cherry-pick incoming students as a means of boosting their academic status isn’t true, at least as far as charter schools in Chicago are concerned, a four-year study shows.

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    • Labor tensions add to district fiscal woes

      UPDATED with correction. (Calif.) If it seems that labor strife in the Golden State is running higher than normal, it is.

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    • After-school programs strongly benefit at-risk students

      (N.Y.) Students in urban, low-income communities tend to have stronger academic skills and self-confidence when enrolled in high-quality after-school programs, according to a new study from New York University, Steinhardt.

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    • Suicide prevention program expanding to early grades

      (Wash.) After successfully keeping a student from ending their own life, one Washington school district will extend an age appropriate version of its middle and high school suicide prevention program to children as early as pre-K.

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    • October revenues almost flat

      (Calif.) October revenues closed just under expectations, now the second month in a row where tax income was flat, adding to the bafflement among experts about when Wall Street profits will swear state coffers.

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