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Build on Strengths | Ditch the Deficit Thing

Build on Strengths | Ditch the Deficit Thing | Education | Scoop.it
When assessing and teaching ADHD children, it's necessary to embrace the whole child
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All students benefit from a focus on their strengths

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Social Work’s Ambitious Agenda for Promoting Equality

Social Work’s Ambitious Agenda for Promoting Equality | Education | Scoop.it
Seeing a world awash in inequality, three global bodies representing social workers and their educators have united to put addressing these problems on the planet's front burner.
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"Social workers work with the consequences of human choice and social disadvantage."  It is exciting to be part of a profession that has an agenda to address inequality!

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My Brother's Keeper

My Brother's Keeper | Education | Scoop.it
Creating opportunity for boys and young men of color.
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We don't have an achievement gap, we have an opportunity gap!

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D.C. bill would ban school suspensions for city’s pre-K students

D.C. bill would ban school suspensions for city’s pre-K students | Education | Scoop.it
The bill comes in response to city report detailing high suspension rates that disproportionately affect minorities.
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It is hard to believe they are suspending pre-schoolers!  The disproportionate suspension of minority students is well documented and the federal government is finally taking a serious look at this.  An opportunity for school social workers to lead on alternatives to discipline!

 

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