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Article by Joan Connelly Trauma is not something that can be easily detected in the classroom,  but can hide and manifest in a variety of behaviors and actions. Any student in any given classroom could have experienced some sort of trauma that affects multiple aspects of their lives. According to the American Psychological Association, a traumatic event is one “that threatens injury, death, or the physical integrity of self or others and also causes horror, terror, or helplessness at the
April 18, 2018

Teacher Diversity

Article written by Charlie Schroeder, Continuous Improvement Coordinator There is a growing body of research that suggests that minority students could benefit from assignment to teachers of their own race/ethnicity. However, minority teachers are typically underrepresented in the public-school system. This underrepresentation of minority teachers could be one of the many contributing factors to the student achievement gap. There are a number of theories in existence that attempt to explain the mechanisms through which the
To see the FAFSA Completion Rate for Brown County School Districts, select the school listed in the table below. As an example, below the table you can see the graph for Ashwaubenon School District. Ashwaubenon N.E.W. Lutheran Bay Port Preble De Pere Pulaksi Denmark Southwest Green Bay East West De Pere Green Bay West Wrightstown Notre Dame                
February 22, 2018

Color Blindness

Article written by Joan Connelly, Equity Data Analyst According to the National Eye institute, humans can have defects in photopigments responsible for responding to blue, green, and red light. Most people have normal color vision, or trichrome, in which all three types of light cones in the eyes are used. However, there are inherited color deficiencies that cause certain colors to look like others, or not be seen at all. The most common color deficiency
Article written by Joan Connelly, Equity Data Analyst In his book “Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement,” John Hattie, a professor of education and Director of the Visible Learning Labs at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, documents the results of 15 years of research and in-depth analysis of over 50,000 existing studies relating to what influences achievement in school-age students. Hattie researched the effects of hundreds of factors including