Tag: back to school

‘I’m Only 1 Person’: Teachers Feel Torn Between Their Students And Their Own Kids. See more national education news here

| September 22, 2020
‘I’m Only 1 Person’: Teachers Feel Torn Between Their Students And Their Own Kids.  See more national education news here

There are more than 4 million public, private and charter school teachers in the United States. The typical teacher is a woman in her early 40s. Over the summer, NPR and Ipsos surveyed a national sample of teachers, and we found that about half had children under 18 at home. Of those, 57% agreed with the statement: “I cannot properly do my job from home while also taking care of my children.”

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Expect More Arizona — Parents, here’s how to make online learning easier for you and teachers, alike. See more state education news here

| September 8, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Parents, here’s how to make online learning easier for you and teachers, alike. See more state education news here

A few weeks into the school year, things are already easier than they were at the beginning. But distance learning isn’t simple. To help, here’s some of the advice that I give families I work with:

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How to manage at-home stressors related to remote learning. See more state education news here

| September 1, 2020
How to manage at-home stressors related to remote learning. See more state education news here

In addition to technical challenges, at-home learning also carries an array of stressors that can weigh on families. For perspective, Arizona 360 heard from Tricia Haynes, who specializes in behavioral health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

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Restorative circles, online wellness rooms and grief training: How schools are preparing for the Covid mental health crisis. See more national education news here

| September 1, 2020
Restorative circles, online wellness rooms and grief training: How schools are preparing for the Covid mental health crisis. See more national education news here

The calls started at 6 a.m., and Patrick McCauley was ready, having retreated to the privacy of his garage where he sat waiting for Angelenos to share how they’re coping with the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic.

For the last 14 years, McCauley has worked as a mental health counselor and consultant in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In April, he began staffing a new hotline the district created to reach students, parents and teachers in need of mental health supports and other services as the virus forced people into isolation and cost jobs and lives.

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Is it finally time for year-round school? See more national education news here

| August 25, 2020
Is it finally time for year-round school? See more national education news here

The pandemic has raised awareness of the many roles schools play — providing everything from free meals to Internet access and caring adults — and also of the learning losses that kids experience when they’re out of school. Even in a normal year, many educators see a “summer slide,” as students return to the classroom with diminished knowledge after the long break. … Nationally, educators and officials have floated one possible solution: year-round school. Under this model, which has existed in parts of the country for decades, schools operate with shorter, more frequent breaks throughout the year, rather than one lengthy summer vacation.

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Local Education Spotlight — FUSD — Welcome Back Everyone! See more local education news

| August 18, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — FUSD — Welcome Back Everyone! See more local education news

Welcome back everyone! It has been an exciting first day of school. Thank you to everyone who shared their first day photos.

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Worried about your kids and COVID-19 stress? Spotting signs of stress in children at any age. See more state education news here

| August 18, 2020
Worried about your kids and COVID-19 stress? Spotting signs of stress in children at any age. See more state education news here

Kids and teens may be giving parents clues that COVID-19 is weighing on them emotionally. It could be in their body language, in their evolving behavior, or in their physical appearance.

As a parent, are you catching those small signs? The Rebound Arizona is going through what adults should be watching for in their children.

“It can happen at very young ages and it can show up in lots of different ways,” explained licensed clinical social worker Michael Klinkner with Evolve Counseling and Behavioral Health Services.

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Why the breakdown of stimulus talks is doubly painful for schools: no money and added uncertainty. See more national education news here

| August 18, 2020
Why the breakdown of stimulus talks is doubly painful for schools: no money and added uncertainty. See more national education news here

With talks over a new coronavirus relief package now stalled, Congress has not only failed to provide more money to schools, but also injected additional uncertainty into an already tumultuous school year.

The consequences will be far-reaching, for America’s schools and the over 50 million students they serve.

For Sharon Contreras, the superintendent of Guilford County schools in North Carolina, that means she’s scouring her budget for ways to pay for HVAC system upgrades, extra buses, and additional custodians.

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Children will bear the brunt of a looming eviction crisis. See more national education news here

| August 11, 2020
Children will bear the brunt of a looming eviction crisis. See more national education news here

Educators know that student transience disrupts learning. Some experts now estimate that millions of schoolchildren who live in rented homes could face evictions by September 30 unless policymakers enact aggressive relief measures. The resultant student moves could be especially problematic…

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Education Spotlight — FHS’s Emily Musta Receives Fulbright Award. See more local education news

| August 4, 2020
Education Spotlight — FHS’s Emily Musta Receives Fulbright Award. See more local education news

Emily Musta of Flagstaff High School in Flagstaff, Arizona has been selected for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research (Fulbright DA) Program to New Zealand, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Musta is one of approximately 22 U.S. citizens who will travel to 10 countries around the world in spring 2021 on the Fulbright DA Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership potential.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S government and was created to increase mutual understanding and build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given over 390,000 passionate and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems. The global network of Fulbrighters fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, advances knowledge across communities, and improves lives around the globe.

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