Two decades after the national tragedy that occurred at Columbine, 17 principals who experienced school gun violence first hand have banded together to form a network of support. Read all about this story, how the national school nurse shortage could lead to school grants, the latest on the College Admissions Scandal, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
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Over the school year (or the years you have been teaching out of the same classroom), you’ve probably accumulated quite a lot of stuff. Now sounds like the perfect opportunity to do some green cleaning! If you’re ready to celebrate Earth Day and declutter your classroom, check out these four Earth-friendly classroom cleaning tips!
In honor of all the educators who inspire us, we would like to share a few soundbites from this year’s crop of Edmentum Educator of the Year Award contest nominees. This contest is currently underway, so it’s not too late to nominate an educator you know (or, it can even be you!) who’s doing amazing things for students. Read on for reminders of why you probably became a teacher in the first place, and what inspires you to do this great work everyday!
Talk about a food fight! A group of six states and Washington, D.C., are suing the Trump administration over the rollback of school lunch nutritional standards requiring schools to serve students healthier meals. Read this story, as well as the latest in the college admissions scandal, a report on class Instagram accounts, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
America has had a fickle relationship with homework for more than a century. These days, students are reporting spending twice as much time on homework as students did in the 1990s. Experts agree it’s time to revisit our relationship with homework, but why can’t we make up our mind about it once and for all? Read this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
Rather than see some of that hard-earned literacy learning slip away over the summer, you can employ technology tools to support learning even when school doors have closed for the break. Edmentum’s 2-in-1 pre-K through 6th grade program, Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress, provides a rich online experience that can be enjoyed by students anytime, anywhere. Here, we’ll take a look at five ways your students can use this learn-to-read solution throughout summer vacation
For many of us, just hearing the words “standardized test” can mentally trigger the rhythmic taunting sound of a clock counting down the minutes. Timing has become a huge part of standardized test taking, and in the recent college admissions fraud scandal, parents exploited extra-time accommodations to give their kids the upper hand while testing. But do tests really need a time limit? Read this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
We’re looking for educators who exceed expectations in the following areas: technology integration, Edmentum implementation, innovation, and student engagement. If you are an Edmentum educator who exhibits excellence or know a colleague who fits this description, share your story, and enter to become Edmentum's Educator of the Year!