The Daily Report Card: Millions Of Chronically-Absent Students Often Go ‘Unnoticed’
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Chronic Absenteeism Undermines Over 5 Million Students – ”Between 5 million and 7.5 million students miss a month of school every year… and many of them go unnoticed.” That’s roughly 10 percent of the nation’s student population. Huffington Post
A testing backlash? – “Florida, Indiana’s school-reform mentor, continues to struggle with its testing and accountability measures.” Learning Curve
Report harshly critical of Eastern Allen Schools – “The report, presented at a special board meeting Monday, outlined public concern about the board’s understanding of its role, the administrative team’s leadership style, and the district’s approach to collaboration in the classroom and technology, among other issues.” Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Studies on Multitasking Highlight Value of Self-Control – “The pervasiveness of technology and social media, coupled with a fear of missing out on something important, has led students to pay ‘continuous partial attention’ to everything, but has resulted in their having difficulty concentrating deeply on anything.” EdWeek
Is an ‘Occupy Teach For America’ Movement Brewing? – An increasingly vocal critic of the organization “wants future TFA teachers to think critically about their training and whether what they’re learning meets students’ needs.” GOOD