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Mar 21, 2023
A “Dear Colleague Letter (DCL),” issued by Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Amy Loyd, addresses how Perkins funds can be used to tackle our nation’s teacher shortage by using Perkins funds to implement Grow Your Own Programs.  Among other things, the DCL describes allowable activities and strategies for which the $1.43 billion appropriated each year through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of…
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Mar 3, 2023
By Tanya Collins and Nanmathi Manian   Viewing a foster child’s academic and social difficulties through a trauma-informed lens can help us understand that these challenges may be result of adverse childhood experiences, such as neglect and abuse. As discussed in our previous blog post, educators and administrators’ ability to recognize this type of trauma in children is critical for providing safe and supportive schools and for creating…
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Feb 27, 2023
In response to learning loss, states and jurisdictions are investing their relief funds into high-quality instructional materials (HQIM), high-dosage tutoring, extended learning out of school and during summer, and initiatives to support pre-kindergarten through fifth grade literacy development. During the 2023 National ESEA Conference, Regional Comprehensive Centers 8, 14, 17, and the National Comprehensive Center described specific investments…
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Feb 17, 2023
By Tanya Collins and Nanmathi Manian   Every student has unique learning needs, experiences, and reactions to these experiences. Balancing these individual needs can be challenging. Being aware of our students’ history and sensitive to any trauma they may have experienced can be a first step in the right direction to influencing a student’s ability to be successful in school. Our first post in this blog series offered some overarching points…
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Feb 6, 2023
By Tanya Collins and Nanmathi Manian   I didn’t want to sit alone at lunch, so I would go to the library or lie down in the nurse’s office. It’s hard having to adjust and be uncomfortable at school and then going back to a home where I was uncomfortable too. -  A quote from a student in the foster care system As students involved in foster care move through the educational system, they encounter additional systemic and structural barriers…