What We're Reading: ICE, 8th Grade Math, Social-Emotional Learning, and Trump

posted Apr 14, 2016, 10:39 AM by Robin Dutton-Cookston   [ updated Apr 14, 2016, 10:39 AM ]

From The Atlantic
Undocumented and mixed-status families (where some have citizen or resident status and others don’t) are increasingly hesitant to send their kids to school. In some areas, families with undocumented members are wary of using their real home address on school forms for fear that their information could be shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). read more

From Brookings
For years, many schools across the U.S. have offered qualified students the ability to take advanced-level courses apart from many of their fellow students in a practice known as tracking. New data released in the 2016 Brown Center Report on American Education shed light on tracking, who it applies to, and its implications for student achievement and equity in American schools. read more

From Education Dive
The trend of social emotional learning in the K-12 schools continues to pick up steam, and California will begin testing students for character in fall 2016. read more

The 2016 presidential election's heated rhetoric and divisive policy proposals have had a negative effect on school climate, causing some students to feel unwelcome, unsafe, or singled out by their peers, says a new report by an advocacy organization. Teaching Tolerance, the branch of the Southern Poverty Law Center that released the report this week, calls it the "Trump effect." read more