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!
The college admissions scandal has dominated headlines since it broke earlier this week, turning the spotlight on the flaws of the college admissions process. But this week, President Trump also proposed a 10 percent budget cut to the Department of Education, which could cut funding for teacher development under Title II, academic supports and enrichment, and 29 other programs. Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
This week at SXSWedu, privacy advocates joined a school administrator and a school safety software product manager to offer their perspectives in a panel on how should schools strike a balance between what’s needed to ensure students’ safety, and how to protect their privacy? Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
What do sleeping in, Bill Gates, going to the bathroom, and school safety all have in common? They’re all featured topics in this week’s EdNews Round Up! Find out what happens when schools starts later, what Bill Gates has to say about the future of textbooks, and more!
You probably already had a good idea that classroom background noise was distracting to your students, but did you know that a recent study found that students age 6-9 have a significantly harder time filtering out the sound? Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
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