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K12 sex ed goes beyond the birds and bees

Matt Zalaznick
March, 2017
SAFE CHOICES—At a Baltimore magnet school, students learn about sex ed in an evidence-based program developed by The Healthy Teen Network, which promotes comprehensive health instruction.

High school students in the tiny Magazine School District in Arkansas receive three hours of sex education a year in grades 9 through 12—an approach that Superintendent Brett Bunch acknowledges is inadequate. 

Finnish-ing touches on education

Ray Bendici
February, 2017
LESS IS MORE IN SCHOOLS—Students at this high school in Jyvaskyla, Finland, spend only about 20 hours in class per week and get less homework than their American counterparts, yet consistently post higher scores on international PISA tests. (Photo: Kevin Oliver, CC BY-NC-ND)

In the latest round of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam, given to more than 500,000 15-year-olds in 72 nations, students in the U.S. once again scored in the middle of the pack—and below average in math—raising concerns and sending educators looking for answers.

Student-led suicide prevention education provides best results

Shawna De La Rosa
January, 2017
A 2015 study shows that education that focuses on the causes and consequences of depression and how to cultivate healthy emotions can decrease the rise of suicide.

The suicide rate among 10- to 14-year-olds is on the rise. While the statistics are dire, a solution seems to be taking shape. Prevention may be in the hands of the students themselves.

Three Proven Intervention and Remediation Strategies for Effective Instruction

January, 2017

Many district leaders are challenged with developing whole-school, data-driven, prevention-based frameworks for improving learning outcomes for every student. Under the new provisions of ESSA, district leaders are also mandated to build curriculum capacity using a layered continuum of evidence-based practices and systems, to improve outcomes for students in Tiers 2-3 and special education.

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