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December 2013

This report is the first-of-its-kind research that aims to measure positive youth development through a multi-year study of students participating in 4-H out-of-school activities. The result is a model that is driving new thinking and approaches to youth development around the world.

December 2013

This report is the first-of-its-kind research that aims to measure positive youth development through a multi-year study of students participating in 4-H out-of-school activities. The result is a model that is driving new thinking and approaches to youth development around the world.

This article discusses the importance of reading and the need to teach individuals how to become better readers.

This Executive Summary to a report on The Importance of Being in School: A Report on Absenteeism in the Nation's Public Schools looks at data from six states on their measures of chronic absenteeism: Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon and Rhode Island.

This checklist is a product of the High School Reform Strategy Toolkit to help schools implement attendance outreach programs.

This article explores the notion that with the onset of smartphones and social media, teens have developed a new language in which they use to interact with each other. It is abbreviated, rapid and completely different from the language used in a non-technology based classroom. Students are forced to “code switch” as they navigate between environments.

Education is changing. Academic learning and SEL are becoming the new standard for what are considered the basics that children should acquire during their schooling. This chapter outlines ideas to help get social-emotional efforts started as well as to sustain those that have already begun.

A guide outlining effective strategies for providing quality youth mentoring in schools and communities. The guide features explanations of programs, research on the effectiveness of school-based mentoring and sample forms to get a program started.  

Written byTristan de Frondeville a Project Learning Consultant for PBL Associates, this article helps teachers to design lessons and create a classroom environment that engages and encourages students.

This handout presents 10 instructional approaches and the student experiences that address each approach.

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects.

This article was written by Lisa Kupper of the National Dissemination for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY). It gives a few quick facts on what the term “emotional disturbance” and its implications on students and classrooms. It also features 8 tips that will help teachers to better support students that have been diagnosed or that show signs of emotional disturbance.

 

National research has established that students who are chronically absent as early as kindergarten have lower achievement in later grades.

is one of the nation’s largest school districts. During the 2002-03 school year, the district served over 162,000 students in grades K-12 in 241 schools and centers. FCPS is also one of the nation’s most active districts in offering research-based programs to meet student needs and improve learning for each of its students.