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50 Years of Research, Still No Change in Policy

Educational institutions have been trying to show policymakers the issue of police presence in schools for DECADES. In the 1970s, the National Education Association (NEA) passed a resolution calling for an end to police in schools. ACLU In 2020, the NEA passed ANOTHER resolution calling for an end to police in schools. ACLU The resolution states: “The presence of police in schools creates a hostile learning environment for students of color and students with disabilities, and it criminalizes students for minor behavioral infractions.” The resolution called on the NEA to work with its affiliates to “advocate for the removal of… Read More »50 Years of Research, Still No Change in Policy

The Importance of Staying Up to Date on the Science of Learning

Staying up to date with the latest research in psychology and neuroscience is crucial for educators who want to provide the best possible education for their students. By using the latest findings to inform our teaching, we can create more effective strategies and better address the needs of our students. Here’s why… Better understanding of student behavior By staying up to date with the latest research, we can gain a better understanding of how our students think and behave. This knowledge can help us create more effective teaching strategies and address challenging behaviors in the classroom. Improved teaching techniques The… Read More »The Importance of Staying Up to Date on the Science of Learning

California’s Literacy Crisis: Science of Reading Has Taken Decades to Reach Classrooms

California is facing a literacy crisis. According to recent data, nearly 60% of California’s fourth-grade students are not proficient in reading, and this number is even higher for students from low-income families and students of color. This is a serious problem that must be addressed if we want to ensure that all students have the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. For students to become proficient readers, they need to develop strong phonemic awareness (the ability to identify and manipulate individual sounds in words), phonics (the understanding of the relationship between letters and sounds), vocabulary, and… Read More »California’s Literacy Crisis: Science of Reading Has Taken Decades to Reach Classrooms