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.
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!
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!
In what is being contended as a symbolic gesture, President Trump signed an executive order this week tying research fund to campus free speech. Critics are noting public colleges are already required to uphold the First Amendment. In other news, drones find their way into K-12 classrooms, more states are requiring recess, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
SXSW EDU brings together educators from across the world, and part of the Edmentum team had the opportunity to attend this year. We were very excited to connect with educators, attend informative sessions, host a meetup, and even present at the legendary conference. Let’s take a look into the fun our team had while we spent a week in Austin, Texas.
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