Recently, we chatted with Mrs. Weiler and found out more about her classroom coffee shop, how she uses her students’ data to drive achievement, and what it means to be an inspiring educator.
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For 45 years, the “Survival Trip” in a rural Alaskan community has served not only as Ketchikan, Alaska’s eighth grade students’ final science exam but also, more importantly, as preparation for growing up in the unforgiving wilderness they call home. You can read more on this story, how the Trump administration recently instructed shelters housing migrant children it will no longer pay for schooling, soccer, and access to legal aid, and why school climate matters when it comes to retaining teachers, all in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
Who knew that developing professionally could be fun? One school district is using Disney-inspired professional development activities to help teachers empathize with students in their classrooms. You can read all about how much fun they’re having, catch up on 2020 election education policy news, and find out how US children today are better off than kids in 2000, all in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
Bernell Jones, who has taught 7th grade math at White Station Middle School in Memphis, Tennessee, for the past 16 years, was recently recognized as one of Edmentum’s 2019 Inspiring Educators. He was distinguished for his outstanding commitment to his students, his creative use of technology in his classroom, and the encouraging and supportive environment he has curated in his classroom with his students. We had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Jones about the ways he uses technology to support his instruction, how he gets his students to love math, and how he uses Study Island to make some noise in class.
A philanthropist surprised Morehouse College graduates at commencement by announcing he would pay off their student loans. But one person—even a very generous one—can only do so much. As part of a special topical series, we’re taking a deep dive into all things student loans, a subject that is top-of-mind for many students, parents, educators, and administrators. Read more in this week’s special student loans edition of the EdNews Round Up.
This month, Mr. Clark was named 2019 Edmentum Educator of the Year. He was recognized for his unwavering dedication to his students, along with his creative and effective use of technology, which has been pivotal to the tremendous success of OHS’ credit recovery program. We sat down with Mr. Clark about what his involvement with the credit recovery program is, how his students are succeeding with Courseware, and what being Educator of the Year means to him.
Since her appointment as Secretary of Education by Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos has received much criticism for many of her decisions in office. Now, Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is saying the role of Education secretary should be held by an educator. Read more about this story, and more, in this week’s EdNews Round Up.