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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] A Look at SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] A Look at SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

No one knows better than educators about the importance of staying up-to-date. In Edmentum’s Weekly News Round Up, you’ll find the latest and most interesting education news, all in one place.

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!

Supreme Court Nominee: Background and Key Rulings
EdWeek
A federal appeals court judge in Washington, Brett Kavanaugh, has a relatively light record of rulings on education. If confirmed, he would succeed Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.

Education by the Numbers: 9 Statistics That Have Made Us Think Differently About America’s Schools This Academic Year
The 74
America’s public schools have been the background for some of the biggest stories of 2017-18. Here are some of the most significant numbers.

Do No-Zero Policies Help or Hurt Students?
Edutopia
No-zero policies spur serious—and productive—debate among teachers. Edutopia takes a look at the big insights on both sides of the argument.

Food Deliveries are Remaking School Lunch
EdWeek
Families around the country are finding new options for their children's midday meal thanks to a growing number of delivery options catering to students.

In 6 States, School Districts with the Neediest Students Get Less Money Than the Wealthiest
The Hechinger Report
The latest data from the federal government, covering the 2014-15 school year, still shows an advantage to the wealthy across the nation’s public elementary, middle and high schools.

The Importance of Sleep for Teen Mental Health
U.S. News
For most adolescents, nine hours of sleep is ideal. Unfortunately, very few are actually managing that. In fact, less than 9 percent of teens get enough sleep.

U.S. Degree? Check. U.S. Work Visa? Still A Challenge
npr
With a recent U.S. degree in hand, many international students are left to navigate the complicated immigration system by themselves.

How to Prepare Students in the Early Years to Read at Grade Level
MindShift
Children who can’t read well by third grade are more likely to become drop-outs. Research-based coaching could make a critical difference.