SEDL Monthly: An e-bulletin of SEDL / September 2011 /

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SEDL in the News
SEDL Effectiveness Study was featured in the Muskogee Phoenix.Math Measures Up—Sadler Students Take Part in Study of Everyday Mathematics” discusses Muskogee Public Schools who are participating in SEDL's study of the Imagine It! reading and Everyday Mathematics programs.
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Researchers at SEDL and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are still looking for participants for this study.
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Supporting Education for Teenage Parents
Teenage Parents and Their Educational Attainment
Becoming a parent can be a life-altering experience, regardless of a person’s age. Teenage parents may face additional challenges of stigmatization associated with early parenting, isolation from peers, and lack of support. It is not surprising, then, that they often do not attain the same levels of education reached by their classmates who are not parents.

Teenage Parents and Their Educational Attainment, a recent briefing paper from SEDL’s Texas Comprehensive Center, reviews research on educational achievement of teenage parents. Key findings include:

  • Teenage parents drop out of school due to the responsibilities of caring for their children as well as stigmatization and isolation from peers.
  • Teenage parents who receive support from school-based services tend to remain in school more than those who receive no support.
  • Social support and school-based programs that provide counseling, health care, health teaching, and education about child development can help reduce the negative consequences of early parenting.

View Research Brief.

Tips and Tools
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Database of Online Resources for School Improvement
This online database lists resources for school improvement by topic. Topics include curriculum and instruction, family and community engagement, high school reform, leadership, school improvement and accountability, teacher quality, and NCLB. In addition to viewing topics, educators can browse by title or search by keyword.

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Knowledge Translation Webinar
Knowledge Translation in Augmentative and Alternative Communication: A Randomized Controlled Study
September 22, 3 p.m. EDT

This 1-hour event will present methods and results of a randomized controlled study that evaluated a knowledge translation strategy designed to effectively communicate new knowledge generated in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication technology.

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