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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Trump Signs Ed. Policy Bill to Reauthorize the Perkins Act

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Trump Signs Ed. Policy Bill to Reauthorize the Perkins Act

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In a watershed moment for his administration on education policy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a reauthorization of the Perkins Act, called the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Read all about this and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!

Donald Trump Signs First Major Education Policy Bill of His Presidency
EdWeek
The Trump administration made updating the federal career and technical education law a priority, as its other plans, such as expanding school choice, have stalled.

Back to school 2018: Deals from Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Amazon and more
USA Today
The great back-to-school scavenger hunt for supplies has begun. So has the pursuit for the best prices. If you haven't begun, or if you still have some items left to shop for, this list may help.

Elementary Principals Worry More About Student Well-Being Than a Decade Ago
EdWeek
Elementary principals' main concerns are students' emotional problems, mental health issues, poverty, and other factors connected to well-being. Many of those issues did not crack the top 10 concerns of principals just a decade ago.

Reluctant Adopters and Technology Initiatives
edutopia
Addressing the valid concerns teachers have about new tech tools helps them accept change and builds positive relationships.

When Teachers Fundraise Technology, Their Districts Can’t Always Support It. DonorsChoose Now Has a Fix for That
The 74
Technology is one of the most popular items for teachers to request on DonorsChoose.org, but a school district's IT department may not always be certain if they can support and service new devices. That's why DonorsChoose now lets districts upload tech guidelines so that teachers can request tools compatible with their schools.

Reinvented School Libraries Unleash Student Creativity
neaToday
No longer zones of silence, school libraries are now bustling hubs of student social activity that enhance learning and nurture imaginations.

What Rereading Childhood Books Teaches Adults About Themselves
The Atlantic
Whether they delight or disappoint, old books provide touchstones for tracking personal growth.