Federal Flash: Change to Free School Lunch Program Could Negatively Impact 500,000 Low-Income Students

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August 16, 2019 10:55 am

Today’s Federal Flash covers the FCC’s proposal to alter E-rate funding, why half a million students could lose automatic eligibility for free school lunches, and updates on the appropriations process heating up in Congress.

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Digital Equity, E-Rate, Federal Flash

How Can Schools Support Adolescent Students?

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August 14, 2019 01:34 pm

Think back to your middle school experience. Do the words “awkward,” “angsty,” and “misunderstood,” come to mind? It’s no wonder that adolescence is often considered a difficult and complicated age. But given that adolescents make up nearly one-fourth of the U.S. population, not understanding and serving the needs of young people in this stage of life is not an option.

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Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Learning

The Challenges and Privileges of Being a First-Generation College Student

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August 13, 2019 12:33 pm

As a first-generation college student who transferred from a local community college, graduating from Georgetown University is my life’s biggest accomplishment to date. Yet as I reflect on my educational journey, my heart is filled with dismay as much as it is with pride. Graduating from high school is a privilege many youth throughout America never attain. Currently, one out of every eight public high schools that enrolls 100 students or more in America has a graduation rate of 67 percent or less, according to the latest Building a Grad Nation report. This simple statistic brings me to a place of duality as I grapple with my personal challenges and privileges as a first-generation college student.

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College Remediation, College- and Career-Ready Standards

Deeper Learning Digest: Professional Learning Strategies for Deeper Learning

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August 01, 2019 03:08 pm

When teachers work collaboratively to identify specific student skill gaps, they can improve learning for all students more quickly.

Today’s digest highlights a professional learning strategy that encourages teachers to intentionally uncover student learning gaps, steps to help students share their learning in public, a whole school approach to professional learning, and a new podcast on preparing teachers for deeper learning.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest