Schools today face a very different set of challenges than they did even 10 years ago. These days, while it may be a difficult subject to approach, more and more educators are having serious conversations with their students, fellow teachers, and administrators around school safety, and what they can do to help protect their students and put their minds at ease so they are free to learn. That’s why this week, we’ve pulled together some of the latest education news in a special school safety edition of the EdNews Round Up.
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You may have heard of ‘Tik Tok’, an app typically used for recording and sharing brief, funny videos, that’s recently taken the internet by storm. But now, students in Nevada are using the app to organize a ‘student strike’ in September. Why are they striking? For better pay from the district for their teachers. Check out this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
A new school year always brings the promise of new lessons to be learned, new experiences, and new adventures --no matter how many years a teacher has spent in the classroom. That’s why it’s important to stay informed on what’s new with the ever-changing landscape of education. Check out five things to keep an eye on in education this year, read up on advice for first-year principals, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
Since the #ClearTheLists hashtag began to pick up steam, donations from generous strangers have poured in for teachers everywhere, meaning more and more students will have classroom supplies to kick off the new school year. Even celebrities like Lady Gaga, Lance Bass, and Bill Burr have joined the movement to assist educators, clearing lists while encouraging others to donate what they can do to support a teacher.
The late African American author Toni Morrison left behind a timeless legacy in literature, and an immeasurable impact on the lives of many. One woman, professor Jocelyn Chadwick, remembers Morrison not only as a friend, but as a gifted educator. Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
The recently published PDK poll revealed that the general public, including parents, are in support of higher teacher pay, more funding for public schools, and more a greater teacher voice when deciding a school’s academic policies. The poll, which has been tracking public opinion of school since 1969, also included educator responses for the first time ever. Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.