Archive for July 2016 - Page 2

    • CA’s SARC faces easy transition under ESSA

      (Calif.) School officials no doubt are watching Sacramento for the final adoption of the state’s new accountability system coming in the wake of the Every Student Succeeds Act. One component that has not changed too much, however, is the School Accountability Report Card template.

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    • Humane treatment of dogs may help teach kids empathy

      (District of Columbia) There’s a long tradition of teachers looking to boost students’ sense of civic responsibility by encouraging volunteer work in community gardens, recycling centers or food drives. Now that list can include lessons on treatment of dogs.

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    • Stress victimizes both teachers and students

      (British Columbia) Do stressed-out teachers stress out students, or vice versa? Whatever the case may be, strained emotions in the classroom can lead to teacher burnout, which, according to new research, also has serious implications for students.

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    • Finally a method for measuring college and career readiness

      (Calif.) With a deadline looming for finalizing a major revision of the state’s school accountability system, the Brown administration is set this month to adopt a long-awaited performance indicator for measuring student preparedness for college and career.

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    • Metal detectors on campus—not always the best answer

      (S.D.) In April, a fight broke out between two students in a Rapid City middle school, resulting in one boy stabbing the other and now likely faces criminal charges.

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