What do state primary elections, high school juniors in Kansas, and 8 million chronically absent students have in common? They’re all featured in stories in this week’s EdNews Round Up! Catch up on how K-12 funding is turning out to be a wedge issue in state primary elections, how juniors at public high schools in Kansas will take the ACT on the state’s dime, how 36 states aim to tackle chronic absenteeism, and more!
LeBron James is the unquestioned MVP on the court, but is he the new MVP in the classroom, too? The NBA All-Star just recently opened the I Promise School for At-Risk Kids in his hometown of Akon, Ohio, and already the institution is being praised for its innovation, and tiers of support for both students and parents. Take a look inside this one-of-a-kind school and read more education news stories in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
In a watershed moment for his administration on education policy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a reauthorization of the Perkins Act, called the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Read all about this and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
For principals, it’s never too early to get ready for the new school year. Check out what two Missouri principals do during summer break to prepare for back to school, along with other interesting reads about how states are beefing up civics in education, the real-life inspiration behind Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
Ever been so hot, you felt like you couldn’t think? Turns out you weren’t just being dramatic after all- hot summer weather could be influencing your cognitive performance! Read all about how heat can slow down your brain in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
The President of the United States recently nominated a federal appeals court judge in Washington, Brett Kavanaugh, for the open position in the U.S. Supreme Court. Many wonder: What kind of impact could this nominee have on national education? Read about Kavanaugh’s background and key rulings, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
Kids have a lot of leisure time over summer break, but not enough of them are using it to read for pleasure. Read up on some tips on how to encourage kids to pick up a book when they have some down time this summer in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
Didn’t make it to ISTE in Chicago this week? No worries, you can read all about the conference’s plans to expand, along with stories on the Supreme Court’s ruling in ‘Janus’, teacher’s running for office in Oklahoma and why kids have different brains, all in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
Thousands of migrant children who have been separated from their families and are in federal custody are entitled to certain education services while they remain there. Take a look at the official education requirements for children being detained, the qualifications for those being hired to provide these children with classroom instruction, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.