Federal Flash: Education Predictions for 2020

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January 03, 2020 01:20 pm

Today’s Federal Flash offers our crystal ball into 2020 and covers what you may have missed over the holidays, including a debate on education with Democratic presidential candidates, a deal on federal spending for fiscal year 2020, and policy expanding trauma support services passed in the House.

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Teen Autobiography: Supporting Identity Development and Agency During Adolescence

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December 19, 2019 08:30 am

Adolescence is an important period when young people examine who they are, who they want to be, and how they want to impact their communities and society. This process of exploration allows young people to shape their overarching self-concept and motivates them to pursue learning opportunities that align with their personal goals.

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Death and Disability Rates Jump Dramatically During the Teen Years—Here’s Why

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December 16, 2019 09:51 am

Too often people think stereotypically about the period of adolescence as a time of vulnerability, risks, and problems. You may even be guilty of this. How often have you participated in or overheard conversations between parents that sound something like “my daughter is headed to middle school next year” and the response is “yikes, good luck!”?

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Education Recommendations for the Next President

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December 13, 2019 02:08 pm

Beginning at 9:45 a.m. (ET) on December 14, MSNBC is hosting a public education forum for eight of the Democratic presidential candidates: Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren.

The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) has prepared a series of education recommendations that every presidential candidate, including President Donald Trump, should consider to ensure all children have equitable opportunities to thrive and be well prepared to assume a productive role in an increasingly global economy. The future of our country rests on what we offer to our students and our actions tell our students what it is we value.

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Federal Flash: Funding Secured for HBCUs; Impact of Trump’s Immigration Policies on Children

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December 13, 2019 10:48 am

Federal Flash covers federal funding for historically black colleges; the impact of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies on children; international test results; and a debate on education with Democratic presidential candidates.

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Decoding Teen Motivation: The Ins and Outs of Risks, Rewards, and Relationships

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December 09, 2019 09:55 am

One of the most important skills to master in adolescence is balancing risks and rewards. In this regard, human beings are like many other mammals. A time arrives when adolescents must go out and explore, learn to survive, and establish their own relationships beyond their families. The mindset and motivations that teens bring to these challenges play a key role in how they fair.

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Federal Flash: A “NewDEAL” for Education & an Update on the Civil Rights Data Collection

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November 22, 2019 11:35 am

State and local officials from NewDEAL partner with the Alliance for Excellent Education to identify solutions to better prepare young people for successful careers; comments pour in on the Education Department’s proposed changes to the civil rights data collection; and House Republicans highlight the value of apprenticeships.   

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Adolescent Minds: Science of Learning Informs Teaching and Student Engagement

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November 21, 2019 11:07 am

More Than a Test

“Will this be on the test?” That is a question your students probably have asked during a lesson. While some students may have a genuine concern about scoring well on the next assessment, for many this common question highlights how engaged—or disengaged—they are with the content at hand and the relevance they see to their own life goals and desires. During adolescence, students experience a variety of changes in their brains that influence their motivation and mindsets about learning. Additionally, their abilities to plan and think critically continue to improve, which means students need ample opportunities to practice using higher-order thinking skills. These brain changes occur at different times and different rates for each student and do not necessarily correspond with chronological age and grade level, an important point for educators to know about adolescents.

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Federal Flash: Will the Supreme Court Let Trump End DACA?

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November 19, 2019 01:59 pm

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Will the Court allow President Trump to phase it out?

This episode of Federal Flash considers that question. It also provides updates on the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to alter E-rate funding and the U.S. Department of Education’s advice to chief state school officers on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.  

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Teens in School: Science of Learning Lights Path for Student Success

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October 21, 2019 02:30 pm

Twenty-seven million—that is the approximate number of students who attend public middle and high schools across the United States.[i] While the period of adolescence does not include only the middle and high school years, teenagers are a significant part of this stage of development. Adolescence can be thought of as beginning with a biological change—the onset of puberty—and ending with a social construct determined by factors like family, culture, and society.[ii]

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