Tag: low-income students

Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students. See more national education news here

| November 12, 2019
Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students. See more national education news here

A regular drumbeat of mass shootings in the U.S., both inside schools and out, has ramped up pressure on education and law enforcement officials to do all they can to prevent the next attack.

Close to all public schools in the U.S. conducted some kind of lockdown drill in 2015-2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. …

But many experts and parents are asking if the drills, some complete with simulated gunfire, are doing more harm than good.

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OPINION: Culture-based education — a path to healing for Native youth? See more national education news here

| August 20, 2019
OPINION: Culture-based education — a path to healing for Native youth? See more national education news here

On a sweltering summer day, students run back and forth on a grassy field. Frequently erupting in laughter, they playfully dodge one another.

On the ground, two balls about the size of tennis balls are connected by a leather strap, and the children race to lift the balls from the ground with long sticks.

These Native American children are learning to play double ball, a traditional indigenous game, or at least that seems to be the focus of their activity. But at the summer camp these students are attending, Native teachers and leaders are leveraging culture-based activities like double ball to engage students more deeply in exploring their Native identities and wellness goals.

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Nationally-proven strategies in use to turn around AZ graduation rate

| June 17, 2015
Nationally-proven strategies in use to turn around AZ graduation rate

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service Arizona school districts and nonprofit organizations are using nationally proven strategies and innovative practices in their efforts to turnaround a high school graduation rate that has declined in Arizona for three years in a row, notably among low-income and minority students, who a majority of the state’s […]

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AZ Earn to Learn – Investing in College Success

| March 12, 2015
AZ Earn to Learn – Investing in College Success

March 10, 2015 • Helios Education Foundation Did you know that by 2018, 61 percent of Arizona’s jobs will require some form of postsecondary training?  Yet, currently in Arizona, only 36 percent of working-age adults have completed at least a two-year degree. …Read the full article HERE

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