How the Opioid Crisis Is Affecting Students and How Educators Can Help

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January 30, 2019 02:19 pm

The opioid crisis is shaking the nation and greatly impacting young people. In just one year, 42,000 people died of drug overdoses involving opioids. That same year, 2016, 38,000 individuals died in car crashes or car-related injuries.

There’s no question that this epidemic is affecting families, communities, and schools across the country. How can educators help support students impacted by the crisis?

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Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Adolescent Learning Show

High School Graduation Rate Hits New High, But Concerns Remain; How Does Your State Fare?

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January 30, 2019 01:03 pm

The nation’s high school graduation rate hit a new all-time high of 84.6 percent and graduation rates for historically underserved students continue to rise, according to data released last week by the U.S. Department of Education. However, the size of the graduation rate increase was much smaller than in previous years and large gaps continue to exist between student groups.

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High School Graduation Rates and Secondary School Improvement

Deeper Learning Digest: The Power of “Low-Stakes” Assessments

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January 18, 2019 03:51 pm

It’s no secret that assessments can feel like “high-stakes” scenarios for both students and teachers. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Simple checks for comprehension, like a small quiz after a lesson, can deliver important feedback for student learning.

Today’s digest highlights the focus on assessments measuring for deeper learning, strategies to foster creativity in students, the impact of trauma on student learning, and some big news for the deeper learning world.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest