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Integrated student supports (ISS) is one promising approach for promoting academic success that is taking hold in communities across the country. But what are integrated student supports, and are they effective at improving educational outcomes? Child Trends did a comprehensive examination of the research and evidence base for ISS, and its potential to help a range of disadvantaged, marginalized, or struggling students. A white paper and full report relay the results.
In this webinar recording, Jean Illsley Clarke, Ph.D., CFLE, and David Bredehoft, Ph.D., CFLE, discuss recent research on childhood overindulgence and its implications for parenting, grandparenting, and parent educators.
Webinar recordings are available to purchase for individual or classroom viewing.
The Children's Defense Fund's 2014 The State of America's Children report is a compilation and analysis of the most recent and reliable national and state-by-state data on population, poverty, family structure, family income, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence. It finds that child poverty has reached record levels and that children of color are disproportionately poor.
Ten-year-old Jahmir Wallace was born without arms, but that hasn't stopped him from taking up a new activity: playing the trumpet. With a special trumpet stand made by a local music store and help from school staff, Jahmir is already excited about his newfound musical hobby, and encourages anyone who wants to try an instrument to "go ahead and try it. You never know."
This 2014 data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds 80 percent of fourth-graders from low-income families and 66 percent of all fourth-graders in the U.S. are not reading at grade level. While improvements have been made in the past decade, reading proficiency levels remain low.
The Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University explores, in this study that surveyed more than 2,300 parents and children, how parents are incorporating new digital technologies as well as older media platforms into their parenting practices.
The purpose of this report is to look at electronic media products for very young children – including babies, toddlers, and preschoolers – that are marketed to parents as educational. The report is not designed to assess the quality or effectiveness of any specific products. Rather, it is intended to: examine how frequently educational claims are made in the marketing and advertising of these products; explore the types of claims that are made for these products in the advertising and packaging; and investigate the degree to which these claims have been scientifically validated through research on children’s learning outcomes.
This is the website of the authors of the book Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age. It provides curricula, podcasts, handouts, access to interviews, trainings and presentations on the subject of cyberbullying.