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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.
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.
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.
A new emergency planning guide jointly released by the U.S. Departments of Education, Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services aims to help school districts create customized emergency response plans to prevent, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from emergency situations. What will this mean for your school? In this week’s EdNews Round Up, read stories on the Trump administration’s emergency response guide, how more students than ever are taking the SAT than ever before, why students attended last week’s climate march, and more.
As a growing number of students in the U.S. identify as English-language learners, it has become more important than ever for educators to be informed and actively engaged in working with this diverse group of students to help meet their needs. In this week’s special English Language Learner edition of the EdNews Round Up, explore some of the latest news covering ELL students and best practices for driving ELL success in the 21st century classroom.
Hurricanes have unfortunately become a regular occurrence that coincide with the start of the school year for many over the past few years. After Hurricane Dorian, many K-12 schools are reviewing their safety procedures and natural disaster plans. Find out what schools are doing to stay safe, and explore other stories in this week’s EdNews Round Up.