Rep. Chu Fights the Barriers to Productive School Days

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced legislation to help ensure students can make the most of each and every school day. The Developing Innovative Partnerships and Learning Opportunities that Motive Achievement (DIPLOMA) Act provides grants for states to strengthen student achievement in the classroom by addressing many challenges they face outside of school. Through tutoring, extended learning, health care and social support, the DIPLOMA Act will allow every student to make the most of their time in school. Rep. Chu released the following statement:“How can we expect kids to learn while being distracted by the pangs of hunger, concerns for health coverage or the threat of violence at home? The DIPLOMA Act provides an opportunity for every student to make the most of their education by helping to address these potentially crippling challenges. By providing for the emotional and social needs of our students, we are ensuring their academic needs are met to the greatest degree possible.”Research demonstrates that children are more likely to succeed in schools when their comprehensive needs – hunger, health, a safe and stable home – are met. In fact, a recent study from the Education Testing Service found that over half the factors that correlate with student achievement occur outside the classroom.The DIPLOMA Act, which Rep. Chu first introduced in 2010, draws on successful models from across the country, to promote a shared, systemic and comprehensive approach to education through the integration of services and engaging families and communities. Specifically, it provides formula grants for states to award to local consortia to coordinate, integrate and facilitate services to strengthen student achievement.The DIPLOMA Act is endorsed by over 40 organizations, including: Coalition for Community Schools, First Focus, Parent Teacher Association (PTA), United Way Worldwide, YMCA, American Association of School Administrators (AASA), American Counseling Association, American Federation of Teachers, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), National Association of School Psychologists, and National Education Association. More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Community News Government Rep. Chu Fights the Barriers to Productive School Days Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | 11:29 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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