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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week: January 22-28, 2018

National Institutes of Health

Jan 22, 2018

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is designed to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens often hear from the Internet, TV, movies, music, or friends. Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, both part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Clinton Proposes $500-million Federal Program To Curb Bullying

Washington Post

Oct 27, 2016

Under the program, states would need to pass anti-bullying laws and invest their own money to qualify for funding, which could be used to hire social workers, psychologists and other professionals.

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UCLA Releases Policy Brief On Multi-Tiered System Of Support (MTSS)

University of California, Los Angeles

Oct 01, 2016

UCLA released a policy brief titled “ESSA State Consolidated Plans: Rethinking MTSS to Better Address Barriers to Learning.” This brief focuses on the limitations of using a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework to remove barriers to learning.

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Non-Regulatory Guidance: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants

U.S. Department of Education

Oct 01, 2016

Learn about Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which covers the administration of federal student financial aid programs.

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Trauma Is a Hidden Cause Of Academic Struggles for Many in DC, Report Finds

Washington Post

Jun 24, 2015

A report by the Children’s Law Center finds that children in the District of Columbia are disproportionately exposed to traumatic experiences, including poverty, homelessness and gun violence, which affect their ability to learn.

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Poverty, Family Stress Are Thwarting Student Success, Top Teachers Say

Washington Post

May 19, 2015

The greatest barriers to school success for K-12 students have little to do with anything that goes on in the classroom, according to the nation’s top teachers: It is family stress, followed by poverty, and learning and psychological problems.

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