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Resources Tagged With: school

Report: Scant Improvements to Remote Learning

School districts’ responses to the pandemic continue to be thrown off course by leaders’ assumption that things will soon return to “normal,” researchers at the Center on Reinventing Public Education conclude in their latest snapshot of reopening plans in 100 U.S. school systems. Read more ›

Educators: What Steps Should You Take With Evaluation Requests During COVID?

As students return to in-person instruction, their parents may be concerned about the repercussions of the pandemic on their child’s learning. They may raise those concerns with their child’s pediatrician or other medical provider and arrive at your district with a prescription for an evaluation, specific services, or an IEP from the doctor. Read more ›

Improving LGBTQ Representation in Curriculum Reduces Stigma, Bullying

LGBTQ students who go to a school with a GSA on campus reported they were bullied less often on points aside from their gender or sexual orientation. Read more ›

What the Research Says About the Academic Power of Friendship

Recent research has confirmed two things many teachers have long believed to be true. First, social-emotional benefits and academic ones don’t operate in isolation. Second, friendships in elementary school can be harnessed to drive academic growth. Read more ›

U.S. Department of Education Features Esther B. Clark Parent’s Back-to-School Testimonial

As schools across the nation are exploring options to safely open their doors to in-person instruction, the U.S. Department of Education has gathered success stories in which parents, students, teachers, school officials, and other community members share their practices, strategies and positive experiences returning students to learning.

Kendra Demler, the parent of a student at CHC’s Esther B. Clark School, contributed “That Mom of That Kid Saved by That School,” in which she relates how her son has benefited from his transition back to the structure and emotional and behavorial supports Esther B. Clark School provides. Read more ›

Learning Challenges, Behavior & Distance Learning [presentation] [video]

Adding distance to learning has created yet another barrier to learning for students with learning differences. Sometimes we see behavioral issues arise. Students become more frustrated because they are not able to keep up, or they need even more time to process. Learn more about understanding behavior and strategies to support your child during this challenging time. Read more ›

More Changes Proposed for California’s Ethnic Studies Curriculum to Strengthen ‘Balance’

The California Department of Education is recommending dozens of wording changes and additional lesson plans about Pacific Islander, Japanese and Korean Americans and other ethnic groups to its proposed model ethnic studies curriculum. Read more ›

How Can Teachers Nurture Meaningful Student Agency?

The term “student agency” continues to be at the forefront of the educational discourse around the world. By encouraging children to have more control over their learning, educators hope students will leave our classrooms and schools with a range of skills that will support them in being lifelong learners, engaged humanitarians and empathetic people.

As of late, this has become increasingly apparent as teachers and students have pivoted to more distance learning experiences. Read more ›

High School Is Not the Time to Let Up on SEL

In elementary school, it’s common to have social and emotional lessons built into the curriculum, and the research shows that they have a strong, positive impact on student outcomes and school climate. But a 2019 survey of 15,000 K–12 teachers and 3,500 principals confirms what many probably suspect—that by the time kids reach high school, standalone SEL lessons are rare. Read more ›

Translating Dyslexia Support to Distance Learning a Challenge, but Not Impossible

Dyslexia interventions can be replicated virtually with online sensory tools and assistive technology, District Administration reports, noting applications that allow for interactive learning also help students engage in distance learning environments. Read more ›

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