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Kids’ Quests Help Kids Learn About Disabilities and Health [web resource]

Kids’ Quest is a website that was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to get kids to think about people with disabilities and some of the issues related to daily activities, health, and accessibility. Read more ›

U.S. Department of Education Announces New Grant Awards to Address School Safety and Improve Access to Mental Health Services

The U.S. Department of Education announced $71.6 million in new funding to enhance safety in schools and improve student access to mental health resources. The Depart of Education made the awards under four grant programs, which support recommendations identified in the final report issued by the Federal Commission on School Safety. Read more ›

ADHD in the Classroom: Helping Children Succeed in School

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience more obstacles in their path to success than the average student. The symptoms of ADHD, such as inability to pay attention, difficulty sitting still, and difficulty controlling impulses, can make it hard for children with this diagnosis to do well in school. Read more ›

Preventing Bullying [downloadable]

Bullying is a form of youth violence. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines bullying as any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths, who are not siblings or current dating partners, that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated. Bullying may inflict harm or distress on the targeted youth including physical, psychological, social, or educational harm. Read more ›

California Dyslexia Guidelines [downloadable]

The California Dyslexia Guidelines were published in August, 2017 to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents in identifying, assessing, and supporting students with dyslexia. Read more ›

5 Benefits of SEL in Classrooms

Social-emotional learning (SEL) has become a large part of the discussion around what belongs in classrooms, mainly because putting SEL in classrooms opens up a door to new opportunities for students to learn how to support themselves and others. Read more ›

Crisis Text Line Spread the Word Toolkit [downloadable]

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text. Want to bring Crisis Text Line to your community, school, or workplace? Crisis Text Line has create a Spread the Word Toolkit. Read more ›

Study: Large Print Books Boost Comprehension Skills

Teachers are increasingly adding more online learning tools into their classrooms in an effort to increase student engagement, but a new study finds that students get the most benefit from reading large print books. Sixty-one percent of “striving readers” enjoy reading large print books and 63 percent of those readers believe that those books improved their comprehension skills. Read more ›

Building Executive Function Skills in Elementary School Students

Teachers can help students improve skills like inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility by explicitly connecting them to popular games—and then letting students play. Read more ›

A School Where Character Matters as Much as Academics

Spurred by brain research that has shown a strong connection between the social and emotional skills of students and their cognitive development, more schools across the country are emphasizing “soft skills” such as communication, collaboration, self-awareness and problem-solving as part of a trend known as social and emotional learning, or SEL. Read more ›

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