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Should Teachers and Students Connect Through Social Media?

September 9, 2019

By: Amelia Harper
Source: Education Dive Studies show that 50% of students have social media accounts by age 12 and 83% of students have their own cell phone by the time they reach middle school. But allowing teachers and students to connect with one another through social media opens the door to inappropriate relationships and […]

Teach Students to Think Through Problems — Not Google Them

September 9, 2019

By: Reshan Richards and Stephen J. Valentine
Source: EdSurge Aswath Damodaran holds the Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and is Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. He has published prodigiously, authoring several prominent textbooks on valuation, finance and investing, and he has frequently been named “Professor of the Year” […]

Unique Program Teaches People With Disabilities To Be Care Providers

September 9, 2019

By: Blythe Bernhard
Source: Disability Scoop Carmela Mack wants to help people with disabilities because she knows what it feels like to be excluded. The 18-year-old with a hearing impairment is a student of the Direct Service Professional (DSP) Academy in Washington, D.C., where she plans to earn a certification to work in the field […]

The Push to Get More Teachers of Color in Special Education Classrooms

September 9, 2019

By: Madeline Will and Corey Mitchell
Source: Education Week It’s a constant struggle for school districts across the country to find qualified special education teachers. An extra challenge: finding special educators of color to help meet the needs of a student population that can be disproportionately nonwhite. Just over 82 percent of special education teachers in public […]

How Our Summer Program Uses Deeper Learning to Reach Struggling Students

September 6, 2019

By: Donna M. Neary
Source: EdSurge Cristian watched with excitement across the picnic table as Chef Bruce formed blue balls of cornmeal and pressed them between two stainless steel paddles. “I know how to do that!” he exclaimed with excitement. “He’s making tortillas. My Mom does that.” Cristian, a fourth grader originally from Mexico, speaks […]

Efforts to Curb Restraint and Seclusion Still Largely Piecemeal

September 6, 2019

By: Michelle Diament
Source: Disability Scoop Nearly a decade after Congress first considered restrictions on the use of restraint and seclusion in schools, a new report finds that rules continue to vary significantly from state to state. Thirty states have “meaningful” laws on the books limiting restraint and seclusion among all children and 39 have […]

A Sea Change in New York City Public Schools That Prioritizes Student Well-Being? As Students Head Back to Class, Arrests for Minor Misbehavior Are Set to End

September 5, 2019

By: Johanna Miller
Source:   The Hechinger Report As New York City public school students head back to school this week, the days when officers in the city’s police department could arrest students for minor misbehavior may finally be over. After more than two decades in which the New York Police Department (NYPD) had near-total discretion, the department […]

Do Distressed Students Have a Right to Trauma-Sensitive Schooling?

September 3, 2019

By: Sarah D. Sparks
Source: Education Week In California, Peter was suspended or expelled from school after school after being abused by his mother’s boyfriends and taken into foster care. In Arizona, Stephen lived with his grandparents in deep poverty on the Havasupai reservation and struggled to learn in a severely understaffed school in the […]

High Chronic Absenteeism Rates Among Special Needs Students Raise Alarms

September 3, 2019

By: Amelia Harper
Source: Education Dive Dive Brief: A recent analysis by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools finds 13% of the roughly 200,000 students with special needs in the system missed at least 20% of school days during the 2015-16 school year, the most recent for which data is available, and that 38% […]