Did you ever have a teacher whose class you hated to miss? A new study shows that the benefits of having one of those teachers last for years afterward, boosting high school graduation rates — especially for students who start out with the worst attendance records and test scores. Find out how engaging teachers are combatting chronic absenteeism, why a new census question could mean less funding for schools, and why diverse classroom libraries matter all in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
Teaching anyone to read can be an intimidating task, but what if things just don’t start clicking? The majority of students with learning disabilities spend most of their school time in traditional classrooms, but on 17 percent of general education teachers feel equipped to teach them. Why is dyslexia so hard to talk about? Read more about this story, and more stories related to special education in reading and literacy in our Dyslexia edition of the EdNews Round Up.
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.
We are now several years into the implementation of ESSA; we have the first full year of school data from the 2017–18 school year; and states are currently in the midst of annual school testing. So, it seems like a good time to step back and take a look at how states are faring under ESSA accountability. To do this, we’ll examine the data and dashboards of a few states selected to show a variety of different approaches to ESSA accountability.
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.
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.
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.
Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the STEM School Highlands Ranch students, families, and community members. Read more about the story in Highlands Ranch, and other stories in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
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