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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Raising Kids Who Want to Read – Even During Summer

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Raising Kids Who Want to Read – Even During Summer

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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!

Raising Kids Who Want To Read — Even During The Summer
npr
Long summer days leave lots of time for books. What's the best way to encourage kids to take advantage of that time?

Reading Is Fundamental. But It's Not a Fundamental Right, Court Rules
EdWeek
A federal district court has dismissed a legal challenge asserting that Michigan policymakers deprived Detroit students of a constitutional right to literacy.

Are You Doing Recess Right? A New Tool Can Help
edutopia
An analysis of nearly 500 playgrounds finds that recess can be optimized to build social skills and relationships.

The Problem With Generalizing About ‘America’s Schools’
The Atlantic
The abstraction of “America’s schools” may be convenient for rousing the collective conscience, but it is not particularly useful for the purpose of understanding (or improving) American education.

How Transparent is School Data When Parents Can’t Find it or Understand it?
Mindshift
Parents could better advocate for their children if school data were easier to access and to understand. Many parents, however, experience educational, technological and language barriers to accessing and understanding data, limiting their ability to make informed decisions about their children.

11 Ways Schools Can—and Should—Involve Families in SEL Programming
EdSurge
In their separate domains, educators and parents both understand the importance of social-emotional skills—that the ability to manage emotions, to empathize, and to collaborate is key to fulfillment and success, in school and in life.