In what is being contended as a symbolic gesture, President Trump signed an executive order this week tying research fund to campus free speech. Critics are noting public colleges are already required to uphold the First Amendment. In other news, drones find their way into K-12 classrooms, more states are requiring recess, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
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The spring Equinox not only brings with warm weather and more sunshine, it also means more opportunities for learning! In addition to the old reliable (and always fun) science lessons we turn to when the seasons to change (the solar system, plant life and vegetation, weather patterns) there are fresh, creative ways to touch on the spring-themed subjects we know and love, and even incorporate subjects like art and writing. Check out these four activity ideas for Equinox themed learning!
The college admissions scandal has dominated headlines since it broke earlier this week, turning the spotlight on the flaws of the college admissions process. But this week, President Trump also proposed a 10 percent budget cut to the Department of Education, which could cut funding for teacher development under Title II, academic supports and enrichment, and 29 other programs. Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
In honor of International Women’s Day, we’d like to honor a few of our own, and express our appreciation for their hard work, their dedication to improving education everywhere, and their commitment to putting educators first. These four fantastic leaders at Edmentum share their drive, their secrets to success, and their advice for other women in business.
This week at SXSWedu, privacy advocates joined a school administrator and a school safety software product manager to offer their perspectives in a panel on how should schools strike a balance between what’s needed to ensure students’ safety, and how to protect their privacy? Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
Schools and districts across the country have worked hard to discover what’s effective for their students and have shared with us the secrets to their success. Here are a few of our favorite stories, where the hard work of educators and students led to real gains in reading and literacy improvement:
What do sleeping in, Bill Gates, going to the bathroom, and school safety all have in common? They’re all featured topics in this week’s EdNews Round Up! Find out what happens when schools starts later, what Bill Gates has to say about the future of textbooks, and more!
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