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Policy Matters: Showcasing Education That Works

Education Policy Matters Clemson College of Education National Dropout Prevention CenterClemson University’s College of Education; the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences; and Clemson Broadcast Productions are joining forces to produce "Policy Matters: Showcasing Education That Works" – a new webcast series exploring educational policy topics that impact student success.

Debuting in March 2015 and archived for viewing on demand, "Policy Matters" is based on the premise that to ensure sustained, positive change in the education of our youth, well thought-out policies need to be in place – in school districts, in states and in federal policy. These webcasts will provide strong content about educational policy issues and showcase models of individuals, schools, and communities affecting positive change through educational policies.

These webcasts will place Clemson University in a leadership role in the national conversation about educational policy’s relationship to income disparities and economic development.

Each of the webcasts will serve as a resource for all educational stakeholders including parents, educators, state and national policymakers, school boards and administrators, and business and community members.

"Policy Matters" will broadcast four-to-five, 60-minute programs during its first year, and cover topics in such areas as early childhood education, special education, child/youth development, literacy, career and technical education, and access to higher education.

The programs are be available below, along with accompanying resources. Programs can also be viewed on ClemsonTV.

The Importance of Summer Reading

Policy Matters Episodes

Investing in Early Childhood Education

Investing in Early Childhood Education: Making the Case for the 4K Program

Exploring the early years, focusing on 4-year-old kindergarten, and policies that provide funding for young children from at-risk situations. | Education Policy Resources | Air Date: March 5, 2015

Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

Discussing the risks and dangers of applying seclusion and restraint as tools for managing disruptive and/or violent classroom episodes. | Education Policy Resources Air Date: May 12, 2015

Say Yes to Recess

Say Yes to Recess

Highlighting the importance of recess and providing recommendations on recess-related school policies. | Say Yes to Recess | Air Date: August 30, 2016

Come Outdoors with Us

Come Outdoors with Us

Exploring the extraordinary benefits of nature on all of us, but particularly on our children’s healthy development. | Come Outdoors with Us | Air Date: March 16, 2018

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