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Native American students hope a new education law helps reverse years of misinformation (

Gauge Hernandez, 16, the son of Johnny Hernandez Jr., the vice chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, looks out window in San Bernardino on Sept. 27, 2022. Hernandez is part of a youth committee that is advocating for AB 1703, which will ensure that students have an opportunity to learn about factual historical events involving Native Americans in California. Photo by Pablo Unzueta for CalMatters Author: Joe Hong's article, please click here. Sixteen-year-old Raven Casas...

Newsom signs bill to boost Native American curriculum (

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians annually hosts thousands of fourth graders at a California Indian Cultural Awareness conference commemorating California Native American Day in September. COURTESY PHOTO Author: Beau Yarbrough's article, please click here. California educators will be working more closely with Native American tribes under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday. Assembly Bill 1703, the California Indian Education Act, encourages school districts, county offices...

Report: More States Are Giving Students a Say in Education Policy []

By Asher Lehrer-Small, Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images, The74, September 19, 2022 An increasing share of states are including student perspectives in education policymaking, a new report finds, but making sure those voices are diverse and have real power can remain a challenge. At least 33 now include formal positions for youth representatives on their state boards of education or as advisors to their state boards or their state superintendent’s office. That’s up from just 25 four...

Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline Using a Trauma-Informed Lens

Event Title: Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline Using a Trauma Informed Lens Event Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST Event Facilitators: Porter Jennings-McGarity & Lara Kain Special Guest: Tia Martinez Join PACEs’ Connection’s trauma-informed education consultant (Lara Kain) and trauma-informed criminal justice consultant (Dr. Porter Jennings-McGarity) and special guest Tia Martinez for our first ever interdisciplinary collaborative event...

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The nonprofit group I work for is presenting its 15th annual prosocial game design challenge. For this year's competition the theme is resilience . We will launch the contest before the end of June and would appreciate more feedback regarding the educational resources about resilience that we are sharing with the participants. Some Background When we launch a game design challenge we try and provide as much helpful information to game developers who will participate. We do this so that the...Read More...

Would Anyone Like a Free Resource to Enhance Emotional Wellbeing for Educators

Hello colleagues. I'm reaching out to see if anyone would like to participate in a pilot study looking to improve emotional wellbeing for educators through an evidence-based toolkit that includes improving social / emotional wellness and mental health literacy outcomes. You / your district would simply receive the toolkit at no cost and participants could attend (via email engagement campaign each week). At the end of the 12 weeks, participants would be asked to complete a feedback survey.Read More...
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What are you hearing about non-profits accesing ESSER funding

Kay Reed
Hi all- I'm curious about anyone has connected with their local district to provide SEL or other mental health supports to address the tsunami of student trauma. We have developed an ESSER Toolkit to help organizations learn about ESSER and reach out to their schools. I've heard of some states starting to push out RFPs and I'm curious to learn more. Thanks!Read More...

Research Question for ACEs in public school

Matthew Fleming
Hello, everyone! I am in need of some assistance. I am working on a study and need to find a medium to large public school district in California that uses ACEs to assess students for trauma. I would prefer to work with middle and high schools, but I am deep in this work and hit a snag. If you are in such a district, or know of one, please let me know. Thank you!Read More...
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