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  • London’s "booming population is creating a massive demand for new schools"
  • Hundreds of thousands of brand new schools will also be required, "an extraordinary opportunity for innovation to drive higher educational standards"
  • Government seeks the "best existing state school managers, and the most promising educational entrepreneurs [to be] entrusted with the task"
  • New York: the number of homeless public school students jumped to 145,239 last year, up 10.4 percent from the 2012-2013 academic year
  • The Homeless Children and Youth Act "is calling on HUD to enumerate every child who doesn’t have a home"
  • Some schools reworking curriculum; "bringing in more social services experts to make the environment more conducive to homeless students"
  • XQ: The Super School Project is a "$50 million campaign to conceive of and create the next American high school"
  • Contestant teams must "submit comprehensive plans for teachers, administration and evaluation."
  • Public schools have stagnated while "America has gone from a Model T to a Tesla;" Open call for submissions closes 11/15
  • Snoring as well as "other breathing problems during sleep can put kids at risk for poorer performance in school"
  • Data analyzed from "16 studies done in 12 countries, each including an average of about 550 children ages 5 to 17"
  • For affected kids: language arts scores, 12.3% lower; math scores, 13.1% lower; science scores, 11.6% lower
  • 10-15% of K-12 Students "are missing nearly as much seat time as teenagers"
  • Leads to "weaker math and reading skills that become long-term deficits for students"
  • Chronic preschool absence creates "weaker social-emotional development, and more trouble with basic academic skills later on"
  • "A San Francisco elementary school introduced its first gender-neutral restrooms this year."
  • "We changed the way we teach our students that we don't have boys and girls restrooms, we have restrooms."
  • "A 2013 state law in California requires schools to allow students to use whichever bathroom they prefer based on their gender identity."
  • Residential college campuses "where there is a high-level of gender inequality in social life.”
  • "Where there are lots of people [...] going to alcohol-soaked parties in all-male residences with no official administrative oversight.”
  • "Where men bond over sexual conquests and believe that true brotherhood means silence."
  • BURLINGTON, N.C. - "The Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Burlington just opened a bilingual play school" for ages 2-4.
  • "The class is geared toward English and Spanish speakers alike, each wanting to learn the other's language.”
  • The latest census data (2010): 16.1% of the population in Burlington is Hispanic.
  • "Researchers saw that a four-day school week had a statistically significant impact on math scores for fifth-grade students."
  • "Reading scores, however, were not affected."
  • 1/3 of school districts in Colorado already run on four-day school weeks.
  • "Only 12 of the 32 kids who graduated high school in 2005 enrolled in college."
  • Baldwin Promise, introduced in 2009 offers up to $5,000 a year for any local student to attend college in Michigan.
  • "Baldwin Promise came with a change in the way the community talked about education, something that may have been more valuable than cash."
  • The CDC urges education policymakers to begin middle- and high-school classes later in the morning for the first time.
  • "The idea is to improve the odds of adolescents getting sufficient sleep so they can thrive both physically and academically."
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics also encourages 8.5 to 9.5 hours of nightly rest.
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