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June 24, 2015

Health, Poverty, and Engagement: How States Stack Up on 'Whole Child' Issues

With that in mind, newly updated "Whole Child Snapshots" from ASCD show how states measure in a range of issues like obesity, bullying, and civic engagement.

June 23, 2015

What Do Students Need to Succeed? Guide Helps Educators Navigate the Research

A new report from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research offers a framework for understanding the cognitive and non-cognitive traits students need for success as adults.

June 09, 2015

Poll: Majority of Teachers Say Poverty Is a Barrier to Learning in Their Schools

The poll, administered by Communities in Schools and Public Opinion Strategies, also identified student apathy, disruptive student behavior, and a lack of parental involvement as problematic.

June 01, 2015

Summer Meals Programs for Poor Children Grow, But Unmet Need Persists

The number of low-income children who eat federally subsidized summer meals continues to grow, a new report says, but work remains to be done.

May 18, 2015

Schools Legally Obligated to Address Effects of Trauma on Students, Suit Says

Are schools legally obligated to address the effects of student trauma in the classroom? A new lawsuit against the Compton Unified School District says that they are and that many fail to do so.

May 01, 2015

Obama to Launch 'My Brother's Keeper' as Independent Organization

My Brother's Keeper, a key initiative of Obama's administration, was launched in 2014 to address the needs of boys and men of color. President Obama is preparing to continue those efforts when he leaves office.

March 17, 2015

Leaders Tell of Supporting Families, Engaging Students, Inspiring Black Boys

In our special report, district-level leaders share their experiences engaging parents, meeting the needs of families, boosting student voice, and supporting student populations that are sometimes overlooked.

March 03, 2015

Hunger Is Common in Classrooms, Teachers Say in Survey

In a survey, a majority of teachers report students regularly come to school hungry, and they fear that hunger may have long-term effects on learning.

February 10, 2015

More Low-Income Children Eating School Breakfast, Report Says

The rate of low-income school lunch participants who also eat school breakfasts continued to climb, a report says.

January 27, 2015

More Homeless Children Would Qualify for Support Under Bill

Advocates for poor children have renewed efforts to expand the definition of homelessness used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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