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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Celebrate Read Across America Day

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Celebrate Read Across America Day

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Happy Read Across America Day! Each year, in honor of the birthday of beloved children’s author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss, Read Across America Day is celebrated on or near March 2, and kicks off the beginning of National Reading Month. Read about this topic and more in this week’s Ed News Round Up.


7 Life Lessons from Dr. Seuss
Edmentum Blog
This year, Read Across America Day falls on the 114th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s birth. Celebrate today by taking a look at seven life lessons we can find from seven of his famous children’s books.

Students Are Walking Out to Protest Gun Violence. What Should School Administrators Do?
In the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead, students are planning mass walkouts to protest gun violence and call for more gun-safety measures. But across the country, the responses from school and district administrators have varied.

Pre-to-3: It's Legislative Season — Time to Take Another Look at Kindergarten Policies
Education Drive
With a large proportion of the nation’s children attending some form of early-childhood program, kindergarten for them is no longer the first year of formal schooling. But in many states, kindergarten still isn’t treated like 1st through 12th grade.

8 Ways to Help Older Kids Develop a Sense of Imagination
Because imaginative thinking hones creativity and improves students’ social and emotional skills, it’s something that teachers and schools should fold into their planning. This article describes a few strategies.

A Modern Solution to the Problem of Teacher Absences
EdWeek Leaders
In Lexington, Massachusetts, one school’s system of hiring substitutes was costly and ineffective for nearly everyone involved. Students weren’t learning much, and teachers couldn’t count on their lesson plans being followed. That's when one man came up with a way to replace some of the traditional substitutes with a combination of technology and a single full-time staff member.

Easing a Feeling of Professional Isolation
During her 30 years as a special education teacher, Jayne Clare sometimes felt isolated from her colleagues. But over time, she discovered ways to build connections, collaborate, and build a stronger teacher community.