Maud Schaafsma is a principal in ChildWorks, a Chicago educational consulting group. Maud has a PhD in Sociology and has done research and public policy post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Chicago and in the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Hey Betsy DeVos! That Money Is for Student Needs, Not Private Schools
The Trump Education Budget for FY 2018 adds more than $250,000,000 to the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program established under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) to support educational research. This research must benefit students with high needs. Presumably economic,...
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Does Betsy DeVos Understand the Impact of Poverty and Trauma on Children’s Learning?
Educators who look at learning from a developmental perspective know that the trauma and toxic stress associated with poverty can seriously interfere with a child’s brain development and inhibit learning. Children who have been overwhelmed by stress or exposure to violence, and experience lack of...