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Support plans for vulnerable students examined
Support plans for vulnerable students examined
States may be neglecting students with disabilities, English-language learners and racial minorities in their Every Student Succeeds Act implementation plans, according to an analysis by the Alliance for Excellent Education. Its review of all ESSA plans in all states, as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, finds only 17 states integrate the performance of these vulnerable students into their ratings systems.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (9/24) 
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"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" provides SEL model
"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" provides SEL model
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Fred Rogers' "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" offers a model for social and emotional learning, some educators and experts say. Melissa Schlinger, a vice president of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, says "Mister Rogers" was unafraid to discuss emotions, while Peter DeWitt, an author and former principal, says the idea that students should have a voice was validated by the show.
District Administration magazine online (9/24) 
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Wis. high-schoolers to help register voters
Wis. high-schoolers to help register voters
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Juniors and seniors from one Wisconsin high school are partnering with the League of Women Voters for a registration drive to mark National Voter Registration Day. The students are part of a project-based, high-school program in which they earn credit for efforts in social studies and English and leadership.
WFRV-TV (Green Bay, Wis.) (9/21) 
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Schools Today
AR helps 9th-graders learn about Oklahoma City bombing
Ninth-grade students in one Oklahoma school are using augmented-reality technology to learn about the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum created the interactive AR experience with a $75,000 grant from Google.
The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) (9/21) 
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More than 550 teachers step into political arena
Elected offices are being sought this year by more than 550 educators, according to data from the National Education Association. Educators most often say they are running for issues related to education, such as state funding.
U.S. News & World Report (9/21) 
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Researchers examines suspensions of youngest students
Suspending students in elementary school could affect their behavior and lead to more suspensions in middle school, and even in high school, according to a study by researchers at Louisiana State University. "If a student is suspended, then they lose instruction time and they are more likely to be disengaged in school," lead author Mi-Youn Yang said.
T.H.E. Journal (9/24) 
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National Board Update
Leaning into my truth
In this blog post, NBCT Lori Nazareno shares information about herself that she has never shared while teaching. Nazareno writes this blog post as part of a blogging roundtable discussion that focuses on issues of equity and social justice by the Center for Teaching Quality, in partnership with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Read on.
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