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Ohio Department of Education, 2019
"Each Child, Our Future" is Ohio's shared plan for ensuring each student is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future by way of an excellent prekindergarten through grade 12 (preK-12) education. The plan's purpose: to lift aspirations, create hope and excitement, guide development of state-level education policies and…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Strategic Planning, Statewide Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2018
This document begins by providing four tips parents and care takers can use to supporting childrens' reading skills at home: (1) Have conversations before, during, and after reading together; (2) Help children learn how to break sentences into words and words into syllables; (3) Help children sound out words smoothly; and (4) Model reading…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Young Children, Family Environment, Parent Role
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2018
This document provides the following four tips for supporting reading skills for children ages K-3 at home: (1) Have conversations before, during, and after reading together; (2) Help children learn how to break sentences; (3) Help children sound out words smoothly; and (4) Model reading fluently by practicing reading out loud with your child.…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Young Children, Family Environment, Parent Role
Medina, John – ASCD, 2018
"Marvel" at the neuroscientific reasons why smart teens make dumb decisions! "Behold" the mind-controlling power of executive function! "Thrill" to a vision of a better school for the teenage brain! Whether you're a parent interacting with one adolescent or a teacher interacting with many, you know teens can be hard…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Executive Function, Brain, Adolescent Development
Perkins, Y. – Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2018
The "Autism at-a-Glance" series provides a current summary of topics relevant to high school students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as practical tips and resources for school and community personnel and family members. This report was designed to help high school staff and family members in supporting adolescents on the…
Descriptors: Autism, Sleep, Adolescents, Health Behavior
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Nestor, Olga; Moser, Christy Szczech – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
This review will explore the importance of play and its impact on the health and well-being of children of all ages. Evidence that supports the importance of play will be highlighted. Additional resources will be provided to assist parents, caregivers, and professionals on how to utilize play strategies in the everyday experiences of children.
Descriptors: Play, Child Health, Well Being, Occupational Therapy
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Thompson, Stacy D.; Merino, Sarah – Young Exceptional Children, 2018
Visual Impairments (VIs) are ranked as the fourth most common disability in the United States and are viewed as the most common restricting condition during childhood. It has been reported that 17% to 25% of school-aged children have some degree of a vision problem, thus interrupting their potential to reach optimal growth and learning in school.…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Early Intervention, Visual Acuity, Vision
Maguire-Fong, Mary Jane; Peralta, Marsha – Teachers College Press, 2018
Infants invite those caring for them to join as companions on an incredible journey. "Infant and Toddler Development from Conception to Age 3" is a helpful guide to that journey. Each chapter taps a distinct area of research to shed light on babies' biological expectations for care and their amazing competence as active participants in…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Development, Biology
Sugarman, Julie – Migration Policy Institute, 2018
In recent years, education data have become both more easily accessible and more important than ever to decisions about K-12 policies and practice. Under the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), states are required to publish data on how students, including English Learners (ELs), are performing in areas such as reading, math, and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Student Characteristics
Baker, Scott; Turtura, J.; Gearin, B. – National Center on Improving Literacy, 2017
Reading skills provide the foundation for academic success. From the beginning of school, students should be taught different ways of using language to help them learn and communicate about academic content. This brief discusses two areas of literacy development that students must learn so that they can do well in school: "foundational…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Language Skills, Alphabets
Coyle, Jennifer; Morrison, Mary; Thomas, Della – pepnet 2, 2017
In 2011, pepnet 2 launched the Deaf Learner Initiative (DLI). The goals of this initiative were to examine the existing paradigms, programs, pedagogy and relevant research related to the educational and vocational needs of deaf learners. The DLI was comprised of a variety of activities including the Deaf Learner Symposium, the creation of three…
Descriptors: Deafness, Young Adults, Hearing Impairments, Evidence Based Practice
Communique, 2017
Sleep--not getting enough or not getting good sleep--can greatly affect students' cognitive, academic, behavioral, emotional, and social functioning. Sleep issues are relatively common, occurring in as many as 25% of children and are more prevalent in those with certain medical conditions (pain, asthma, traumatic brain injury) or psychiatric…
Descriptors: Sleep, Parent Student Relationship, School Activities, Behavior Patterns
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Chilton, Helen – Deafness & Education International, 2017
Recent years have seen a significant interest in Theory of Mind (ToM), the specific groups in which it may be restricted and the opportunities which might enhance or suppress development. Previous studies have identified gaps in the literature concerning ideas for intervention and strategies which may augment the development of ToM skills.…
Descriptors: Deafness, Theory of Mind, Fiction, Picture Books
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Jurmo, Paul – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
This article presents a case study of a five-year English-literacy project carried out in primary and middle schools in the Pacific island nation of Tonga from 2012 to 2017. It summarizes why and how the project was begun; the activities carried out by Peace Corps Volunteers and Tongan partners; its objectives; and the products, procedures, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Literacy Education, English (Second Language)
Education Trust-West, 2017
Educational opportunities and outcomes for California's Latino students have improved over the last half century. Even so, Latino students continue to face barriers in opportunity that make it harder for them to achieve college, career, and future success. The goal of this report is to describe what Latino students currently experience in…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality
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