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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] School Officers: Who They Are; What They Do

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] School Officers: Who They Are; What They Do

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.

There’s been a lot of talk in the national news lately when it comes to school safety. To better understand the people working in this profession and how they see their roles, the Education Week Research Center conducted a nationally representative survey of nearly 400 school resource officers. View their visual data report in this week’s EdNews Round Up!

School Officers: Who They Are; What They Do
EdWeek
Mentor. Confidante. First-responder. Enforcer. School resource officers juggle those and numerous other roles in their complex jobs working in public schools. To better understand the people working in this profession and how they see their roles, the Education Week Research Center conducted a nationally representative survey of nearly 400 school resource officers. View their data report here.

What Should Your Teacher Book Club Read?
Cult of Pedagogy
When people talk about teachers having summers off, most teachers laugh. You know that although summer gives you more unscheduled time to travel, rest, and spend time with family, you also use a big chunk of that time preparing for the next school year. Check out a few titles to consider, along with some advice for how to choose the one that's right for you.

Are Poor Kids Really Behind by 30 Million Words? A Debate Rages as New Research Questions One of Early Childhood’s Premier Studies — and Researchers Say It’s More Complicated
The 74
When researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley published a book in 1995 that found a 30 million–word gap between the children of wealthy and poor families, they probably couldn’t have fathomed how drastically their work would affect education policy. But was the gap really as large as 30 million words, and should their research have had such an impact?

Parents, Schools Step Up Efforts To Combat Food-Allergy Bullying
MindShift
Up to 32 percent of kids with food allergies have been taunted with foods that make them sick. Schools are moving beyond allergy awareness and "nut-free zones" to address this dangerous behavior.

Why Walmart Is Paying for Its Employees to Go to College
The Atlantic
Subsidizing workers’ tuition is a good marketing move—and it should also help with the retail giant’s abysmal retention rate.

Apple Aims to Help Parents Crack Down on Kids' iPhone Use
npr
Apple will allow users to get reports on how much their kids are using particular apps on their iPhones and iPads. The announcement follows pressure from shareholders about the overuse of technology.

Schools Lead the Way to Zero-Energy Buildings, and Use Them for Student Learning
The Hechinger Report
Nationwide, K-12 schools are leading a fledging "net-zero" building boom, where buildings make at least as much energy as they use. But the K-12 schools leading the net-zero charge are uncovering major education benefits as well.