How a child does in school depends on a lot of things that happen long before the first day of school. New research looks at how stress at home in a child’s earliest years affects learning. Host Ryan Warner also talks with CPR education reporter Jenny Brundin about what the first teacher evaluations are showing across the nation and about how teachers feel about their jobs. 

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IMPACTS OF ADVERSITY ON LEARNING

Why Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart

Overcoming Impact of Adversity on Learning

Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University

Washington State Department of Early Learning – Executive Function
 

TEACHER RATINGS

Survey Finds Rising Job Frustration Among Principals

Teachers' Ratings Still High Despite New Measures

Colorado's Teacher Evaluation Implementation Update
 

TEACHER JOB SATISFACTION

Teacher Survey Shows Record Low Job Satisfaction In 2012

Colorado Teacher Survey 2011
 

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