Tag: Childhood Trauma

Number of Homeless Students Hits All-Time High. See more national education news here

| February 11, 2020
Number of Homeless Students Hits All-Time High. See more national education news here

A record-high 1.5 million students were homeless during the 2017-18 school year, 11 percent more than the previous year and nearly double the number a decade ago, according to new federal data.

To put that in perspective, imagine a school district bigger than New York City and Miami-Dade put together, made up of children who are trailing other students—even those in poverty—by 10 percentage points or more in math, reading, and science. Eighteen percent of them have learning disabilities. Nearly that many are still learning English. Virtually all of them experience stress and trauma.

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About one-in-six U.S. teachers work second jobs – and not just in the summer. See more national education news here

| July 2, 2019
About one-in-six U.S. teachers work second jobs – and not just in the summer. See more national education news here

Classes have ended for the summer at public schools across the United States, but a sizable share of teachers are still hard at work at second jobs outside the classroom.

Among all public elementary and secondary school teachers in the U.S., 16% worked non-school summer jobs in the break before the 2015-16 school year. Notably, about the same share of teachers (18%) had second jobs during the 2015-16 school year, too, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This makes teachers about three times as likely as U.S. workers overall to balance multiple jobs, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. (Multiple jobholders have made up a small but steady portion of the U.S. labor force since 1970.)

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How does the ‘toxic stress’ of poverty hurt the developing brain?

| June 29, 2015
How does the ‘toxic stress’ of poverty hurt the developing brain?

A growing body of research shows that the stress of growing up in poverty can have long-term effects on children’s brains and cognitive development. How can so-called “toxic stress” be prevented?PBS NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports in this latest story from the continuing public media series “Chasing the Dream.” Thompson is currently a fellow with the […]

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New Arizona Data Shared on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

| September 1, 2014
New Arizona Data Shared on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

NEW ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACE) DATA has been released at a County level showing comparisons throughout Arizona of the alarming numbers of those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences. Early childhood trauma is a known indicator of adverse health effects later in the lives of adults. The ACE STUDY and THIS DATA is critical to […]

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