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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] The Little-Known Education Legacy of John McCain

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] The Little-Known Education Legacy of John McCain

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The late Sen. John McCain was known to Americans for his service, but he also left behind quite a legacy on school choice. Read all about the legacy he left behind, as well as stories on Puerto Rico’s students heading back to school, building class culture, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!

The Little-Known Education Legacy of John McCain, a ‘Great Champion’ of School Choice
The 74
Sen. John McCain was known to Americans for his service, his devotion to defense and military issues, and more. Much lesser-known, but still important, advocates say, was his legacy on school choice.

'We Have to Go Forward': Puerto Rico's Students Head Back to School
EdWeek
A year after Hurricane Maria disrupted the island and its schools, students in one small community share their thoughts as they move into a pivotal new year.

Leading With Learning On The First Day Of School To Build Class Culture
MindShift
English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling has found that jumping right into a complex lesson on the first day -- instead of going through a list of rules -- sets the tone for what it means to learn in community.

3 Ways Education Is Influencing Arizona's Midterms
npr
With two ed-related ballot initiatives and teachers seeking every level of office, up to the governor, support for education seems to be lingering well past the Arizona teacher walkouts in April.

Schools Again Start Year with Teacher Shortages
Education Drive
Loan forgiveness and service scholarships, teacher residency programs and strong induction programs are a few of the ways states are trying to solve their teacher shortage problems, according to a report released Wednesday by the Palo Alto, Calif.-based Learning Policy Institute (LPI)

With $92 Million in Grants, Gates Foundation Launches Newest Strategy to Improve K-12 Schools
EdWeek
The $92 million grant program focuses on supporting networks of schools working to boost high school graduation and college enrollment among middle and high school students.

Guiding Students to Be Open to New Ideas
Edutopia
Teachers can show students how to seek out and grapple with opinions contrary to their own—key civic actions in a democracy.