For years, teachers have used attendance awards to try and encourage and reward students with the best attendance records. But a recent study has shown that attendance awards don’t work and might actually increase absenteeism. Is extrinsic motivation in the classroom officially out? Read this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
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In the 2017-18 school year, about 200,000 more students qualified for free summer lunches compared to the prior year, but only 14% of total eligible students actually received them. Read more about this story, and more stories related to the discussion around school lunches in this topical edition of the EdNews Round Up.
More than 300,000 Hispanic students have been displaced from K-12 schools in communities where local police have forged partnerships with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to better enforce immigration laws, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford University. Read this story, as well as articles on what 2020 presidential candidates think about buses, how many teachers work summer jobs, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
[Weekly EdNews Round Up] School Safety, Privacy, Digital Equity, and More Stuff You Missed at ISTE 2019
The 2019 installment of the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference wound down Wednesday afternoon as attendees filed into Hall A at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Convention Center for a final round of keynotes. You can read all about what you missed at ISTE, plus stories on the latest student loan forgiveness idea, Yale’s most popular class, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
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.