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What's Next For Transgender Rights Lawsuits With School Guidance Rescinded

What's Next For Transgender Rights Lawsuits With School Guidance Rescinded | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Lawyers fighting over the scope of civil rights law for transgender people are urging the Supreme Court to bring some clarity to the issues.
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Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control - Mindful

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control - Mindful | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
A new study has found evidence to show that there is actually a direct link between nasal breathing and our cognitive functions.
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5 Factors driving Modern Workplace Learning – Modern Workplace Learning Magazine

5 Factors driving Modern Workplace Learning – Modern Workplace Learning Magazine | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
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Age is just a number. Ask this remarkable, record-setting 105-year-old cyclist.

Age is just a number. Ask this remarkable, record-setting 105-year-old cyclist. | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
At 105 years old, Robert Marchand of France is breaking records as a cycling sensation.
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2 magazine covers sparked an important discussion about gender targeting in the media.

2 magazine covers sparked an important discussion about gender targeting in the media. | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
"We all need to do better."
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DeVos hearing rescheduled for next week

DeVos hearing rescheduled for next week | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Online Mathematics Homework Increases Student Achievement - Oct 01, 2016

Online Mathematics Homework Increases Student Achievement - Oct 01, 2016 | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
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5 Ways You’re Strengthening Your Mind When You Practice Meditation - The Power of Ideas

5 Ways You’re Strengthening Your Mind When You Practice Meditation - The Power of Ideas | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what happens to your brain when you meditate? It can be difficult to understand the complicated neuroscience and what it all means. But I came across this brilliant explanation From Dr. Christpher Willard, who has written a book called Growing Up Mindful. It’s short, but it explains in such wonderful detail how you’re …
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Remembering My Son Daniel On The Fourth Anniversary Of Sandy Hook

Remembering My Son Daniel On The Fourth Anniversary Of Sandy Hook | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Daniel Barden was one of 26 innocent lives taken on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT.
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Mindfulness in Schools: When Meditation Replaces Detention

Mindfulness in Schools: When Meditation Replaces Detention | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Why breathing and movement exercises – and quiet time – belong in the classroom.
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Three Tips for Raising Resilient Teens - Mindful

Three Tips for Raising Resilient Teens - Mindful | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
The teen years are tumultuous, but as adolescents test boundaries and become a bit defiant, it also lays the groundwork for a sense of purpose and individuality. Here's how parents can help teens thrive.
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Rutgers pledges to protect all students as Trump protests continue

Rutgers pledges to protect all students as Trump protests continue | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Rutgers President Robert Barchi assured students that they don't need worry about their safety at Rutgers.
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Indianapolis is experimenting with a new kind of teacher — and it’s transforming this school

Indianapolis is experimenting with a new kind of teacher — and it’s transforming this school | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
School 107 is one of six district schools piloting a program that allows principals to pay experienced teachers as much as $18,000 extra each year.
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NJ district hailed for maintaining school diversity during time of resegregation

NJ district hailed for maintaining school diversity during time of resegregation | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it

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8 Things Happy People Do Every Morning, According to a Mindfulness Expert - Hack Spirit

8 Things Happy People Do Every Morning, According to a Mindfulness Expert - Hack Spirit | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
The world often seems to be divided into two types of people. There are those that drag themselves out of bed in the morning and can’t speak before their third cup of coffee, and then there are the people that wake up so full of energy they have an hour workout in before 6 AM. …
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Obama surprises Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Obama surprises Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.
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RSVP Today! How to Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Girls of Color | Schott Foundation for Public Education

RSVP Today! How to Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Girls of Color | Schott Foundation for Public Education | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
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Schott Foundation's
25th Anniversary Celebration Webinar Series:
How to Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Girls of Color
Wednesday, January 11 at 2:00pm EST
Black girls and other girls of color disproportionately experience harsher school discipline than their peers.  According to the most recent data released by the US Department of Education, Black girls are suspended six times more often than white girls. Punitive, rather than restorative, approaches to conflict often push Black girls out of school and into the juvenile justice system. Advocates, educators, and policymakers alike are looking for solutions to address school climate and safety with an intersectional racial and gender lens.
Join us for an exclusive webinar — part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration — as we discuss promising solutions with author and social justice scholar Dr. Monique Morris. Dr. Morris will highlight policy and system change strategies to address the issues she highlights in her groundbreaking book Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (The New Press, 2016). She will be joined by her colleague Aishatu Yusuf to discuss the important work and research she and Dr. Morris have engaged in.
The discussion will be moderated by Maisie Chin, Director of the grassroots parent group CADRE in Los Angeles and a Schott Foundation Board member.
Our featured speakers:

Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. is an author and social justice scholar with more than 25 years of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, and juvenile and social justice. Dr. Morris is the author of several articles, papers, and books including her most recent,  Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.
Dr. Morris’ research intersects race, gender, education, and justice to explore the ways in which Black communities and other communities of color are uniquely affected by social policies.
Dr. Morris is an adjunct associate professor for Saint Mary’s College of California and the Co-Founder and President of  The National Black Women’s Justice Institute . She holds a Master's of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University.
Aishatu Yusuf has worked with federal, state and local governments to conduct program development projects, social science research, evaluation, and policy analysis to address issues that permeate the juvenile and criminal legal system. With the belief that change must be envisioned through an intersectional lens that captures race and gender identity, Aishatu has worked on reducing the barriers for formally incarcerated women, evaluating the strengths and needs of girls in gangs, and is currently working on participatory research that addresses interrupting school-to-confinement pathways for girls. She holds a Master’s of Public Administration with an emphasis on social policy from Northeastern University.
Maisie Chin is Co-Founder and current Director of  CADRE – Community Asset Development Re-defining Education , an independent, grassroots parent membership organization in South Los Angeles comprised of low-income African American and Latino parents/caregivers. CADRE’s mission is to solidify and advance parent leadership to ensure that all children are rightfully educated regardless of where they live. Through human rights-based community organizing and policy advocacy, CADRE parent leaders are fighting to end the pushout of low-income families of color from public schools and the school-to-prison pipeline.
Ms. Chin holds a Master's of Arts in Urban Planning – Community Development from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Chin is a Board member of the Schott Foundation for Public Education.

Come with questions, insights, and calls to action during our Q&A session at the end!
Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #GrassrootsEd   and #Schott25
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The Science of Happiness

The Science of Happiness | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
A free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.
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What Adolescents Really Need from Parents

What Adolescents Really Need from Parents | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
In a Q&A, neuroscientist Ron Dahl explains how parents can help younger teens avoid depression and anxiety as they become more independent.
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Cultivate What You Want by Loving What You Have - Mindful

Cultivate What You Want by Loving What You Have - Mindful | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Want to find contentment in the New Year? Look for ways to acknowledge what's already working and pair it with intentions for the year ahead.
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High School Library Coloring Center De-Stresses Students

High School Library Coloring Center De-Stresses Students | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Coloring is the new meditation, as one group of high school students (and staff) in California discovered.
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Schools create moments of calm for stressed-out students

Schools create moments of calm for stressed-out students | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
With teachers at Roosevelt High sensing students' anxiety had reached a crisis level, they rearranged the school’s schedule to add a 20-minute break every day, and weekly lessons on mindfulness. Other local schools are also doing more to foster students’ emotional health.
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Special Education Case at Supreme Court Could Prove Costly for Schools

Special Education Case at Supreme Court Could Prove Costly for Schools | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Schools and disabled students are pitted against each other in a Supreme Court case that could require higher standards for special education, something school administrators say would be expensive for schools.
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First-in-the nation school program turns boys into strong black men

Manhood Development Program in California teaches ability to see past struggle
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