Helicopter Parenting and Students’ Mental Health

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Here’s a solid article on the impact of helicopter parenting.  The correlational studies might be circumstantial, but we need to be aware of the possibility or probability that close parenting styles can have long-term impacts on our kids.

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2015/07/helicopter_parenting_is_increasingly_correlated_with_college_age_depression.html

Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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Here’s the latest focal point for a fringe freak-out.

The 2015 reauthorization of the 1965 ESEA has stalled in Congress.

http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget15/justifications/a-eseaoverview.pdf

Here is the Blueprint:

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/blueprint/blueprint.pdf

Finally, a helpful table to show what is staying and what is going away.

http://edexcellence.net/articles/esea-reauthorization-explained-in-a-single-table

Putting the brakes on 1-to-1 programs…

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Technology is only as good as the ability of the teacher to use it properly.  Failure to preform necessary professional development with faculty and staff prior to any tech roll-out will guarantee failure of the initiative.

This article from EdWeek discusses the Miami-Dade district’s decision to make sure these resources weren’t wasted.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/06/11/districts-learn-lessons-on-1-to-1-from-watching.html