For the fourth time in history, Congress is considering impeaching the president of the United States. For teachers around the country, it's an opportunity to explore concepts and skills that are often relegated to textbooks. Read all about this story, as well as a modern take on teaching Thanksgiving, the difference between boys and girls when it comes to math, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
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Nearly one in five students in the U.S. — about 9.3 million — attend a rural school, and many districts have high rates of poverty and student mobility. According to the recently released ninth edition of ‘Why Rural Matters’, many of these rural districts could face an education ‘emergency.’ Read all about the “Why Rural Matters” report, diversifying your classroom library, the 2020 census, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
The 2019 NAEP scores are out, and government researchers are expressing their concern. It seems that math and reading scores have dropped since 2017, with the average reading score declining for fourth graders by 1 point and for eighth graders by 3. What else do this year’s scores have to tell us? Check out this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
As part of their strategy to improve literacy, many Tennessee educators are turning to online literacy programs to supplement their classroom instruction. Like traditional literacy instruction, online programs are designed to help students learn to read by encouraging them to take an active and engaged role in their learning, and they offer a slew of additional benefits to educators, such as the ability to monitor progress with student data reporting, the ability to assign work automatically, and the ability to offer students more personalized literacy instruction. If you’re a Tennessee educator wondering if an online literacy program could be the right fit for your classroom, take a look at a few common questions we answered to help you out.
Halloween is a favorite holiday for many, but in recent years, school celebrations have stirred up a wave of controversy. This year, many school districts are looking at options that would allow schools to celebrate alternative fall-themed events with students, so that everyone feels included. Check out this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
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.
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.