Why executive function skills matter
As an educator, you have the opportunity to shape students' executive function skills in and outside the classroom, says Nikosi Darnell, a speech-language pathologist and child development specialist with ClearView Speech & Consulting Services, and a featured speaker for the 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference.
DA op-ed: Achieving equity through perpetual motion
Research suggests that extracurricular activities offer important academic, social and emotional benefits for students. By continually removing barriers to participation in after-school and summer programs, we are leveling the playing field for our most disadvantaged students.
Food for thought
There’s no question that healthy children learn better, which is why the Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 went to great lengths to reduce sodium and fat levels in school meals while increasing whole grains and vegetables. But current efforts to roll back nutrition guidelines could negate the progress that has been made.
DA op-ed: Public schools remain the safest places
Recent shootings on school campuses and at other public venues have renewed the discussion on what is the best way for schools to protect their students and staff. Every day, parents send their children to school, trusting that they will return home safe and sound at the end of the school day. Safety and security measures at school must always be discussed, addressed and acted upon in a comprehensive fashion.