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Global Warming Debate Heats Up in Science Classrooms, State Legislatures
Global warming is a politically charged issue, and now disagreements over the cause of climate change are playing out in science classrooms. (March 7, 2018)
In Canada, a Welcoming Environment and Community Supports Help Syrian Students and Families Thrive
After fleeing their country’s civil war, more than 10,000 Syrians—half of them children—are now refugees in Ontario, Canada. (February 28, 2018)
Cleveland Schools Use Incentives, Parent Outreach to Reduce Chronic Absences
Seven million children in the U.S. are considered chronically absent, which puts them at greater risk of dropping out of school. In Cleveland, school officials offer incentives to encourage students to show up to school (March 23, 2018)
Not Just Better Students, Better People
[Content provided by Committee for Children] We can teach middle schoolers about math, grammar, and history. But how do we help them become better people? Our new, web-based Second Step SEL Program helps teach the skills they need to thrive.
Puerto Rico’s Students and Educators Grapple With Trauma
The long-term impacts of Hurricane Maria on the mental health of Puerto Rico’s children and teachers could have big repercussions on the island’s future. (March 13, 2018)
A ‘Perpetual Fighter’ for Equity for All Students
Deputy Superintendent Susana Cordova’s unwavering commitment to equity for all students has led to major improvements for English-learners in Denver’s public schools.