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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Is the Summer Heat Frying Your Brain?

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Is the Summer Heat Frying Your Brain?

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.

Ever been so hot, you felt like you couldn’t think? Turns out you weren’t just being dramatic after all- hot summer weather could be influencing your cognitive performance! Read all about how heat can slow down your brain in this week’s EdNews Round Up!

Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too
MindShift
Hot weather can influence cognitive performance, according to new research. Young adults living in non-air-conditioned dorms during a heat wave performed worse on math and attention tests.

What It’s Like To Be A School Therapist
Huffington Post
Mental health workers are overstretched, and budgets are tight. But demand for care is soaring.

Hygge: The Classroom Design Word That Means Calm
neaToday
The first day of school is still a way off, so it's not too late to think about a new classroom design that can help put your students at ease the minute they walk through the door.

With Successful Strikes Behind Them, Teachers Are Now Running for Office
EdWeek
Education Week is tracking a new wave of activism in which teachers are filing to run for their state legislatures—and the numbers are impressive.

Scared Of Math? Here's One Way To Fight The Fear
npr
Kids and grown-ups can both experience anxiety when it comes to math. One college professor has an assignment to help banish the dread.

GAO: Less Than Half of School Districts Test Water for Lead
U.S. News
Many schools that didn't test for lead said they didn't identify a need for testing, and noted that they're not required to do so.

8 Ways to Prevent Chronic Absenteeism
Education Drive
While it may seem like common sense that students have to be in school to learn, chronic absenteeism persists in K-12 schools, impacting as many as 7.5 million children a year.