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PROOF POINTS: A third of public school children were chronically absent after classrooms re-opened, advocacy group says

The Hechinger Report

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Autism Advocacy and Research Misses the Mark if Autistic People are Left Out

Digital Promise

Autistic self-advocacy organizations and autistic activists have long criticized autism awareness initiatives. Some 11 years ago, autistic activist, Ari Ne’eman, then president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), successfully campaigned to shut down a stigmatising campaign posted on billboards and other sites in New York City.

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Virtual charter schools need “bold action” for change, says national charter school advocacy group

The Hechinger Report

The major advocacy group for public charter schools is concerned that failing online charter schools may be hurting the credibility of the movement as a whole. The post Virtual charter schools need “bold action” for change, says national charter school advocacy group appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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As more youth struggle with behavior and traditional supports fall short, clinicians are partnering with lawyers to help

The Hechinger Report

Kathryn Meyer, left, attorney at the Center for Children’s Advocacy, and Christiana Mills, are part of the Yale Child Student Center in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Barry Zuckerman, who created the first medical-legal partnership in Boston more than 30 years ago, saw the need for family advocacy first hand during his childhood, in the 1950s.

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Talented Students Are Kept From Early Algebra. Should States Force Schools to Enroll Them?

ED Surge

Relying on teacher recommendations or parent advocacy to decide which students are ready, many schools have not been able to get enough talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds into seats in algebra classrooms. And at least one researcher hopes that a shift toward a “more nuanced” model built on proven student aptitude will win out.

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An Example Of Rigor-Based Differentiation

TeachThought

They find at least two sources, one of which is an editorial, website or promotional materials for an advocacy group, or some other type of opinion about the issue. After choosing an issue related to oceans, students research the topic more deeply.

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Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

A Principal's Reflections

However, we must not lose sight of the third element that comprises this concept, and that is advocacy. Image credit: [link] While voice and choice are more aligned with ownership of learning in the classroom, advocacy aligns with improving the school or district culture. There is no point in student advocacy if no action results.

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