Category: School of Education

Student hospitalizations spike, NPS teams up with BU to support kids emotionally

October 21st, 2014 in 2014, Jennifer Greif Green, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Students can’t learn to the best of their ability if they’re suffering internally, and school officials are taking note…

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“Research consistently shows that children with emotional problems are much less likely to feel like they belong and are connected to school, to pass their classes, and to graduate from high school than their peers. Teachers and other school staff are in a terrific position to recognize early signs of emotional problems and to provide needed supports for students.”

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School testing debate looms in Tewksbury

October 5th, 2014 in 2014, Hardin Coleman, Lowell Sun, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Voters at Tuesday’s Special Town Meeting will take up an issue that has polarized parents, teachers and politicians across the nation — the adoption of the Common Core standards and PARCC testing…

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“I think we have to begin to ask whether local control over the educational curriculum in a global economy is still a reasonable approach to education, when our competitors that are outperforming us — Canada, Finland, Singapore and China — are having tremendous success with national curriculums that one can apply universally.”

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Choosing a high school, the ultimate multiple choice test

October 5th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Hardin Coleman, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Hardin Coleman, School of Education

They’re learning to speak Latin and Russian. They’re loaded up on advanced placement courses. They’re passionate about riding horses, playing viola, and volunteering…

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“There is clearly no one size fits all. Parents have to ask ‘What do I want for my child?’ The answer is a function of your aspirations, the [child’s] skill set, and your wealth.”

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Free Market Friday: Give them what they want

September 25th, 2014 in 2014, Charles Glenn, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Charles Glenn, School of Education

When it comes to improving education, what can Oklahoma learn from other countries?…

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“Every country in the world except North Korea, Vietnam and Cuba allows parents to choose schools. Every Western democracy except the United States provides public funding to support those choices.”

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Education professor appointed Co-editor of ESJ

September 25th, 2014 in 2014, Nathan Jones, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, School of Education, Twitter 0 comments

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The Army Attacks Ebola

September 25th, 2014 in 2014, Ebola, John Connor, NEIDL, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Last week, President Obama announced that the United States would be launching Operation United Assistance, involving not bombs nor combat troops, but special forces of another kind: doctors, nurses, and pathologists…

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“One of the scary things about this outbreak is that all the general models of the past have been broken.”

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Could Schools Combat Rise in ADHD With More Exercise?

September 16th, 2014 in 2014, Boston.com, Newsmakers, Sarah Sparrow Benes, School of Education 0 comments

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Sarah Sparrow Benes, School of Education

Diagnoses of Attention Hyperactivity Disorder are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculated that by 2011, 11 percent of children had been diagnosed with ADHD, and 6.1 percent of all US children were taking an ADHD medication…

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“Moving can help learning – fitness levels have been linked with positive outcomes in the classroom. Physical education can support the physical, social and emotional development of children and provide students with positive learning and growth experiences.”

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Attacking Alzheimer’s: A looming crisis

September 10th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Education, WCVB 0 comments

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SED prof Melissa Holt appointed to The Counseling Psychologist editorial board

September 8th, 2014 in 2014, Melissa Holt, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, School of Education 0 comments

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ED prof Jennifer Green receives award from Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

September 4th, 2014 in 2014, Jennifer Greif Green, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, School of Education 0 comments

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