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National Education Association, 2021
Over the course of the last month, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) have come together to define the essential elements that they believe are necessary to effectively understand and address the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted students' academic and developmental experiences.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Needs, At Risk Students
Lara, Julia; Pelika, Stacey; Wright, John – National Education Association, 2021
Success in reading is essential throughout a student's school career and into adulthood. Recent data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessment shows that approximately one-third of all fourth-grade students are not meeting basic reading standards. When results are broken out by racial and student subgroups, the…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Evidence Based Practice
Lara, Julia; Noble, Kenneth; Pelika, Stacey; Coons, Andy – National Education Association, 2018
Educators and policymakers have become increasingly concerned about the issue of student absenteeism in general and, in particular, chronic absenteeism. This is because chronic absenteeism can have lasting effects on students' economic and social development. Children who are chronically absent have lower levels of school readiness upon entering…
Descriptors: Attendance, At Risk Students, Minority Group Students, Students with Disabilities
Izard, Ernest – National Education Association, 2016
This handbook was created to provide National Education Association (NEA) member educators with a research-based description of the impact of poverty on teaching and learning. It is important to understand poverty's impact on children's educational success, along with strategies for overcoming the impact of poverty on the brain and learning. The…
Descriptors: Poverty, Trauma, At Risk Students, Student Needs
National Education Association, 2016
This paper examines poverty's impact on student physical health, socioemotional health, and the brain. Further, although children spend only 20 percent of their time in school, this paper examines the school's role in student development, as well as proposes effective policies and programs that go beyond the classroom.
Descriptors: Poverty, Low Income Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Family Environment
Mobley, Pamela Rios – National Education Association, 2010
In 2005, the National Education Association (NEA) began publishing a series of reports on the status of underserved groups in education. This report on the status of women and girls is based on the principle that every student has the human and civil right to a quality public education. America's public schools are expected to serve the needs of…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Females, Womens Education, Civil Rights