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The Curriculum Feed
March 2018 Volume 1

The Curriculum Feed is the monthly newsletter of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

National News
Race, location, and income level can determine how often children experience violence and crisis. After last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the young survivors underwent a routine that has become all too... Read More

(District of Columbia) One of the key elements of the Every Student Succeeds Act is its emphasis on new technology that can speed up the assessment process so that classroom leaders can adjust instruction based on how... Read More

Legislation would provide grants to fund training programs and technology to prevent school violence.Alexandria, Va., March 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)... Read More

A UCLA survey of 730 schools nationwide found widespread negative impacts related to deportation fears. Read More

(District of Columbia) Being a responsible student in high school and having good reading and writing skills usually translates into good grades, but new research shows those qualities can also predict educational and... Read More

Many elementary school students in Marion County Public Schools spend more than 20 minutes per night reading with family members. Parents in the central Florida district also report their children feel less stressed... Read More

Children are capable of understanding science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts when they are less than a year old but these skills must be developed intentionally, according to a new report released... Read More

State News
Districts strapped with rising expenses could use the money however they want. Read More

While many districts favor a hands-off approach focused on safety as they prepare for the nationwide protest on March 14 — in which students throughout the country will walk out of class to advocate for gun... Read More

(Calif.) State lawmakers signaled Wednesday that they are considering making changes to the distribution method of special education dollars to address long-standing complaints that smaller districts especially are... Read More

California has been moving in just the opposite direction in its efforts to keep firearms off campus Read More

(Calif.) The powerful if not also tenuous alliance of school employees and district management have called on lawmakers to improve on Gov. Jerry Brown’s education budget that would still leave per-student... Read More

School districts are trying a variety of strategies aimed at creating safe and welcoming school environments, but there is controversy over the role and frequency of student surveys, and how to use them. Read More

In the wake of the tragic events that our country has faced recently, I was asked to write something to help support all of us as we maneuver through these experiences. These events have impacted me personally, as my nephew was present at a shooting that took place in his school this past September. I remember the feeling of terror of not knowing if he was ok or not and the immense sadness for the families that were facing horrible realities. This has weighed heavily on my mind and I worry very much about the impact these events are having on our hearts and souls. Read More

Upcoming Professional Development Events
School safety concerns have tragically been thrust to the forefront of a national discussion, but too much of the talk has been at schools and educators rather than with them.This webinar is an opportunity to explore and discuss school safety strategies centered on a comprehensive approach to violence prevention and crisis response that focuses on all hazards and is derived from an educational perspective.
Equipping Educators with Effective Violence Prevention and Crisis Response StrategiesThursday, March 8, 2018, 3:00 PM Eastern Standard TimePresented by: Amy Klinger & Amanda Klinger, The Educator's School Safety Network Read More

4/12/2018 - Trauma Informed Practice: Fostering Resilient Learners-LEVEL 1- with Presenter Kristin Souers 04/12/2018 8:30 AM Visalia Unified School District, 5000 W. Cypress Ave., DO4, Visalia, CA 93277 Read More

4/13/2018 - Fostering a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment -LEVEL 2- with Presenter Kristin Souers 04/13/2018 8:30 AM Visalia Unified School District, 5000 W. Cypress Ave., DO4, Visalia, CA 93277 Read More

4/17/2018 - Trauma Informed Practice: Fostering Resilient Learners with Presenter Kristin Souers 04/17/2018 8:30 AM Charter Oak USD, Royal Oak Middle School Library, 303 Glendora Ave., Covina, CA 91724 Read More

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