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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Schools in Florida Eager to Re-Open After Hurricane Michael

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Schools in Florida Eager to Re-Open After Hurricane Michael

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.

Schools in Florida are trying to figure out how to resume classes after Hurricane Michael. Officials in the Florida Panhandle are working hard to get schools up and running, and students back in the classroom. Read all about this and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!

Florida Schools Scramble to Get Students Back in Class after Hurricane Michael
CNN
Florida Panhandle officials are trying to figure out how to resume classes after Hurricane Michael damaged or destroyed many schools last week.

How 'Dungeons & Dragons' Primes Students for Interdisciplinary Learning, Including STEM
MindShift
Although Dungeons and Dragons is known more for its creative play and storytelling, science understanding, geography and math skills are weaved into the powers that advance the fun.

Math Scores Slide to a 20-Year Low on ACT
EdWeek
A veteran educator shares how he maintains his enthusiasm for teaching after more than two decades in the classroom.

Getting Your To-Do List Under Control
edutopia
Building routines around recurring tasks can help new teachers save effort and focus on what really matters.

What the Harvard Trial Is Really About
The Atlantic
The plaintiffs have downplayed the role of affirmative action in the case, but their opening arguments on Monday showed that the issue is central.

Teachers Crowdfund Millions for Classroom Supplies
U.S. News
Online platforms are helping educators find funds for everything from pencils and books to field trips and computer programs.

'I Want a Job and a Life': How Principals Find Balance in All-Consuming Work
EdWeek

School leaders who delegate to expert staff, adhere to a schedule, and commit to taking care of themselves can thrive, time-management experts say.

Not Enough Students Have Mentors
The Hechinger Report
No one succeeds on their own, writes Andre Perry. The myth of individual exceptionalism, that truly motivated people can pull themselves up by their boot straps, obscures how people really get ahead. Schools and businesses can meet halfway to close the mentorship gap.

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.

School-to-Work Issues Are Surging in State Legislatures
EdWeek
No politician is likely to lose an election by focusing too heavily on creating jobs and boosting the workforce, which may help explain why legislation that seeks to connect education and career paths has become so popular in statehouses.

Trump Team Sued for Not Releasing Records on Using Federal Money to Arm Teachers
EdWeek
Three advocacy organizations—Democracy Forward, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Southern Poverty Law Center—are suing the Trump administration for failing to release records pertaining to its position on whether ESSA allows school districts to use federal funds to purchase firearms or train teachers to use them.

Florida Supreme Court Details Clash Over Education Ballot Measure
The Gainesville Sun
After saying last month that it was blocking a controversial education measure from the November ballot, the Florida Supreme Court has released details of the ruling that show sharp differences about a proposal that one justice said would have brought a “monumental” change to the state Constitution.