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School Climate Really Does Affect Academics

A recent study found that middle schools where students reported a "more positive" school climate had higher academic performance.

Health & safety Justice Research and evaluation School climate

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Districts will get extra funding for foster students

California school districts will receive additional funds based on number of enrolled foster students for the first time.

Equity Schools and districts Students in foster care

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From the NBA to Edtech Investing: An Interview with NewSchools’ Managing Partner

Head of NewSchools Venture Fund discusses developing new technology tools that can level the educational playing field.

Evaluation Mathematics Research and evaluation Science Services STEM

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Students Respond Enthusiastically to New Science Standards In 'Early Adopter' Districts

California’s new science standards were in full flower last week at an Oakland, CA, middle school.

Assessment College & career Common Core Professional development Schools and districts Science STEM Teachers and leaders

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Songs, Raps, Games and Movement Help Make Learning Fun

Los Medanos Elementary School students learn math and other subjects using chants, rap, and movement.

College & career English learners Literacy Mathematics STEM Teachers and leaders

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ACT to Offer Test Supports for English Learners

Students with limited English proficiency will receive extra time and other supports on national college-entrance exam.

Assessment College & career English learners Standards

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Many Students 'Stop Out' of High School, Studies Find

Dropping out of high school isn’t necessarily the end of the line, but might be a “stop out” along the path to a diploma.

College & career English learners Equity School climate Schools and districts Students in foster care

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Happy Atoms Helps Kids Bond with Chemistry

WestEd evaluated a new educational tool, Happy Atoms.

Evaluation Resource Schools and districts Science STEM

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One Hospital Executive's Strategy for Reducing Violence

Hospital executive hopes exposing youth to the reality of gun violence will help them choose non-violent solutions.

Equity Health & safety Justice School climate violence prevention

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California Test Scores Show Little Progress With Foster Children

Analysis of California Smarter Balanced test scores highlights large equity gaps between foster youth and their peers.

Equity Evaluation Literacy Mathematics Research and evaluation Resource Schools and districts Standards Students in foster care Teachers and leaders