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  • 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"
  • 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
  • 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."
  • Business majors who attend top schools earn 12% more than mid-tier peers who earn 6% more than bottom-tier.
  • Social science & education majors also earn more after attending better-ranked schools
  • Engineering & humanities majors notice a "marginal earning benefit. Science majors, least of all.
  • One school district offering "taxpayer-funded seminars devoted to helping parents understand Common Core math."
  • Published books include: "Common Core Math For Parents For Dummies;" and "Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies."
  • One community college offers a $108-a-person Common Core math course for parents.
  • "Students in the early elementary school years are getting significantly more homework than is recommended by education leaders."
  • Study, published Wednesday in The American Journal of Family Therapy.
  • "Children in the first grade had up to three times the homework load recommended by the NEA and the National PTA."
  • A new report from the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy suggests that
  • Dual-enrollment programs have proven especially successful
  • At getting less-affluent and first-generation students into college
  • Writing down answers to deep questions about the future helps students achieve academic success.
  • Short written exercises in setting goals nearly erased "gender and ethnic minority achievement gap for 700 students over the course of two years."
  • First study to document the influence of after-school music education on the brains of disadvantaged children.
  • Children’s brains only started to respond to the music education after two years of lessons.
  • While not a quick fix, "making music can have a profound and lifelong impact on listening and learning.”
  • In 2013, 1 in 3 Bronx residents lived without reliable access to affordable and nutritious food
  • African American and Hispanic families in the U.S., regardless of geography, are twice as likely to experience food insecurity
  • Students at Hostos College learn about the power of food from college classes; many families don't have access to organic or local produce
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