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Early Childhood – Education Week

Report Roundup ” ‘Facetime Doesn’t Count’: Video Chat as an Exception to Media Restrictions for Infants and Toddlers” Although the American Academy of Pediatrics has discouraged parents and caregivers from exposing infants and toddlers to screens, a new study in the journal Child Development suggests a potential exception: family video ...

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When Students Assault Teachers, Effects Can Be Lasting

Teacher Michelle Andrews says she was assaulted by a student in 2015. She ended up pressing charges, was fired, and then settled with the school board for nearly $200,000. —Daryl Peveto for Education Week When Michelle Andrews leaned over to talk to a disruptive 6th grader in her class, she ...

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Viral Anti-Bullying Video Nets Student Two-Day Suspension

News in Brief A Tennessee high school student’s anti-bullying video has resulted in nearly 600,000 views on YouTube and a suspension for its creator. Lebanon High School student Emily Gipson said school administrators accused her of “trying to incite violence” and gave her a two-day in-school suspension for the video ...

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Tinkering Toward Better Schools – Education Week

Science teacher Julie Poetzel works with 7th graders in Menomonee Falls, Wis. She said having students track their own growth has led to “better attitudes” in class. —Narayan Mahon for Education Week A Wisconsin District Goes All In on ‘Continuous Improvement’ Strategies Menomonee Falls, Wis. It’s been said time and ...

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Homeschooling: Can It Hide Abuse?

People leave gifts at a Perris, Calif., home where authorities say a couple abused and tortured their 13 children. —Damian Dovarganes/AP A severe case of child abuse and torture is bringing renewed attention to the mostly hands-off approach states take with home schooling. Parents in Perris, Calif., have been charged ...

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