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How trauma-informed teaching builds a sense of safety and care
How trauma-informed teaching builds a sense of safety and care
Third grade teacher Anita Parameswaran is no stranger to students who have experienced trauma. She has taught kids who have experienced the effects of abuse, neglect and divorce. She had one student experience a huge setback when he learned his father ...
The departure of the 'turnaround principal'
The departure of the 'turnaround principal'
It wasn't long into Damon Holmes's tenure as the new principal of Malcolm X Shabazz High School this fall that Sharon Cook, an administrator at Shabazz, knew the school and students were going to be okay under the new guy. Cook was having a meeting wit...
More testing, less play: Study finds higher expectations for kindergartners
More testing, less play: Study finds higher expectations for kindergartners
This summer, millions of excited 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds will be getting ready for their first real year of school. But some of them may be in for a wake-up call when that first bell rings. If you have young kids in school, or talk with teachers of youn...
State-by-state look at chronic absenteeism across America
State-by-state look at chronic absenteeism across America
It's a challenge to teach children who aren't in class — and new government numbers show more than 6.5 million students were absent for at least three weeks of the school year. The problem was particularly acute in Washington, D.C., where nearly ...