In addition to traditional school issues, rural communities tend to face a unique set of challenges when it comes to day to day learning. Teacher shortages, long commutes, sparse internet access, and even transitioning to higher education at a larger school’s setting are just some of the things students from rural communities tackle every day. In this week’s edition of the EdNews Round Up, explore topics centered around issues faced by rural communities, educators, and students.
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Students taking the ACT next year will have the option to retake individual sections of the college entrance exam instead of the entire exam, making it easier for students applying to college to submit a higher score. But, some are wondering if this will provide an unfair advantage to students with means to take the exam multiple times and cultivate a higher superscore than their peers who can only afford to test once. Read more on this topic, Harvard’s admission process, the value of homework, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
Just like the last time a president faced an impeachment trial, educators are now faced with the task of explaining to students what exactly is going on with our nation’s leader. Thankfully, there’s TFK. In this week’s EdNews Round Up, read up on how Times for Kids is still around to explain impeachment, celebrate 50 years of Sesame Street, see how students would improve lunch, and more.
Reading is more than just a skill, it’s the foundation of future academic success. And as an educator, you want to see your budding bookworms enthusiastic about learning to read, because you know how important it is for them to see reading as a positive and enjoyable experience.
Starting this October, every month in Reading Eggs will bring a different theme, such as Circus, Dress Up, Explorers, or Space. Monthly Themes not only motivate students to learn, but they also add variety, surprises, and the joy of uncovering something new in Reading Eggs. Let’s take a closer look at this feature and explore four ways to make it work for you and your students.
A new emergency planning guide jointly released by the U.S. Departments of Education, Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services aims to help school districts create customized emergency response plans to prevent, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from emergency situations. What will this mean for your school? In this week’s EdNews Round Up, read stories on the Trump administration’s emergency response guide, how more students than ever are taking the SAT than ever before, why students attended last week’s climate march, and more.
As a growing number of students in the U.S. identify as English-language learners, it has become more important than ever for educators to be informed and actively engaged in working with this diverse group of students to help meet their needs. In this week’s special English Language Learner edition of the EdNews Round Up, explore some of the latest news covering ELL students and best practices for driving ELL success in the 21st century classroom.
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