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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Nearly 1,800 Educators Ran for Office in the Midterms. Here’s Who Won

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Nearly 1,800 Educators Ran for Office in the Midterms. Here’s Who Won

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.

This year’s midterm elections saw a record number of educator candidates—more than any other election cycle. Now that the dust has settled, who won? And what will the ‘Year of the Teacher Politician’ mean for education policy? Real all about this and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!

Nearly 1,800 Educators Ran for Office in the Midterms. Here's Who Won
Education Drive
This year's midterms saw more educator candidates than any other election cycle. How many will serve in public office?

The Questionable Year of the Teacher Politician
The Atlantic
While claims that a record number of educators ran for office in 2018 may have been overstated, Tuesday night showed the political momentum at their back.

What Principals Can Do to Keep Good Teachers in Their Schools
EdWeek
Research has shown that effective school leadership is among the strongest predictors of teacher retention. How principals engage their teachers matters in terms of whether they will stick around.

When Is Personalized Learning Not Actually Personalized Learning?
Forbes
Personalized Learning is a hot new brand in education. And yet, what is being pitched in many school districts is not personalized learning at all.

Why Choice in Professional Development Matters
edutopia
Providing PD is vital to teaching practice, but it’s important to note that not all professional development is equally effective, and a good number of teachers complain that some mandated PD crosses over into wasted time.

Small Classes, Small Benefits
The Hechinger Report
Despite popularity with parents and teachers, review of research finds small benefits to small classes. Researchers in Denmark sorted through 127 studies, many conducted in the United States.

Paying It Forward
Forbes
Edmentum CEO Jamie Candee discusses how her background helped shape her passion for education and has been the driving force behind her dedication to putting educators first.

Education policy is often a topic of conversation in state and federal legislatures. Stay in-the-know with this week’s top stories regarding education reform.

In Historic Win, Nationally Recognized Teacher Jahana Hayes Elected to U.S. House
EdWeek
Jahana Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, will represent Connecticut’s 5th district, becoming the first African-American woman from the state to serve in Congress.

Election Night Brings Highs and Lows for Oklahoma Teachers
EdWeek
In Oklahoma alone this election season, at least 66 current teachers filed to run for office, with many pointing to the walkout as the motivating factor. More than half were knocked out during the primaries, leaving at least 29 teachers on the ballot.

New Mass. Law Gives Dyslexic Kids Tools They Need to Succeed
Leominster Champion
New legislation requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, in consultation with the Department of Early Education and Care, to issue guidelines to assist district in developing screening procedures and protocols for students that show potential indicators of a neurological learning disability, including, but not limited to dyslexia.