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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Are Today’s Young Activists in it for the Long Haul?

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Are Today’s Young Activists in it for the Long Haul?

No one knows better than educators about the importance of staying up-to-date. In Edmentum’s Weekly News Round Up, you’ll find the latest and most interesting education news, all in one place.

Exactly one year after the Parkland, Florida shooting, the March for Our Lives movement has had many wins and losses. Can the students behind this cause keep their momentum up? Find out more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!

Are Today's Young Civic Activists in It for the Long Haul?

Nearly a year later, the March for Our Lives movement can point to electoral and legislative wins and losses, some converts, and some dropouts. Can they keep it going?

Report: A New Cybersecurity Incident Strikes K-12 Schools Nearly Every Three Days

Just a little over a month into 2019, already about a dozen cybersecurity incidents have struck U.S. school districts. And if the past is any indication, more are likely to come.

How High-Crime Neighborhoods Make It Harder For Kids To Show Up At School

A new study suggests living in a high-crime area, or simply passing through one on the way to school, can impact how often students show up to class.

3 Ways School Counselors Can Boost SEL

Tips for student support professionals working to promote social and emotional learning at a middle or high school.

Charter Schools Are Not Public Schools

While modern charter schools are financed by public tax dollars, they are not truly public schools for the following reasons.

Can 'Capstone Projects' Deepen Learning for High School Seniors?

Educators in Oakland, Calif., say the yearlong graduation projects are helping students master oral, writing, and research skills that will serve them well for whatever comes next.

Education policy is often a topic of conversation in state and federal legislatures. Stay in-the-know with this week’s top stories regarding education reform.

Maryland Students Want Excused Absences for Protests — and a Year After They Were Dinged for Post-Parkland Marches, Their School Board Is Poised to Agree
The 74

On the outskirts of the country’s capital, high school students from Montgomery County, Maryland, poured out of their schools to join the protests. But when many were dinged with unexcused absences — and they found out that neighboring schools held vastly different policies — they used their newfound activism skills to lobby their school board for a change to the rules countywide.

Denver Teachers' Union and District Reach Deal to End Strike

After 20 straight hours of bargaining, the Denver school district and teachers' union finally reached a deal to end the city's first teacher strike in 25 years. The tentative agreement, which raises teacher salaries and calls for a research study to determine if financial incentives are effective, now goes before the rank-and-file teachers to ratify.

Do charter schools harm traditional public schools? Gov. Newsom wants to find out
Los Angeles Times

In the wake of the Los Angeles teachers’ strike, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has joined a push for a review of how charter schools could be causing financial problems for traditional school systems.

‘This is overtesting.’ NC could eliminate 3 state exams in social studies and science.
News Observer

Three state exams could be eliminated as part of an ongoing effort to reduce the amount of testing being given to North Carolina public school students.