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Experts Agree Social-Emotional Learning Matters, and Are Plotting Roadmap on How to Do It

A national coalition of researchers, policymakers, and educators has forged a consensus on why schools need to respond to students’ social and emotional needs. (January 23, 2018)

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Quality Counts 2018: Report and Rankings
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A study finds that students who took a ‘transition’ math class in high school were able to skip remedial classes in college but learning didn’t improve.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Listen to parents and educators, and you’ll hear some strong—and mixed—opinions on how or even whether kindergartners should be swept into the homework swirl.
November 12, 2018 – Education Week
For some, such variety is reason for optimism. But others warn that loose definitions could lead to incoherence and ineffectiveness in the classroom.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
Worried about students' social detachment in technology-driven, personalized learning environments, some schools are weaving social-emotional support into lessons.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
Thousands of students were uprooted from schools over the last decade in communities where local police partnered with ICE on immigration enforcement, a Stanford study found.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
Literacy expert Susan Pimentel shares three evidence-based practices for how educators can boost reading proficiency.
October 29, 2018 – Education Week
Simply praising the value of perseverance has little effect if teachers don’t take the time to learn every student’s story, writes former teacher Luke Reynolds.
October 24, 2018 – Teacher
The continuing decline in math achievement comes even as fewer students are taking the college-readiness exam.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
The National Institute on Aging estimates that by 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s will more than triple, to 16 million, and the cost of caring for those with the disease will exceed $1 trillion a year.
October 15, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
Cognitive and neuroscience research points ways schools can help leverage teenagers’ strengths in this unique developmental period when they’re learning to regulate emotions and make good decisions.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week

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