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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] How Do You Explain Impeachment to Kids?

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] How Do You Explain Impeachment to Kids?

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.

Just like the last time a president faced an impeachment trial, educators are now faced with the task of explaining to students what exactly is going on with our nation’s leader. Thankfully, there’s TFK. In this week’s EdNews Round Up, read up on how Times for Kids is still around to explain impeachment, celebrate 50 years of Sesame Street, see how students would improve lunch, and more.

How a Kids’-News Outlet Is Explaining Impeachment
The Atlantic
With another president potentially en route to impeachment proceedings, kids today are probably curious again about why people are so mad. And TFK, as it’s known, is still around to explain to them what’s going on.

E is for educator: Sesame Street celebrates 50 years of quality early learning
Education Dive
The show was introduced when it wasn't common for children to attend preschool, and research has demonstrated those who watched it experienced better outcomes later in life than those who didn’t.

California Becomes First State to Allow College Athletes to Be Compensated
U.S. News
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a controversial bill allowing players at state schools to profit from their image and likeness.

How Students Would Improve Their School Lunch Experience
It's important for students to take time during their lunch to recharge for the rest of their day. The allotted time for a school lunch is often anywhere between 12-30 mins, not enough time for students to finish their lunches, or maybe even time for a student to sit down.

Stigma Buster: Schools Look at Mental Health Days for Students
NEA Today
Student mental health is a hot topic across the nation, This past summer, a groupf of students in Oregon opened up the conversation about have mental health days as an exusable absence during the school year.

How to Stop Bullying in Schools: What Works, What Doesn’t
While school districts across the country spend millions of dollars each year to combat bullying, not all anti-bullying programs work equally — and some of the most common approaches don't work at all.

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 at the state and national level.

Federal Watchdog Finds Risk of Head Start Fraud, Ranking Republican Seeks Hearing
Federal officials and local program operators have not done enough to prevent fraud in Head Start programs, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said in a report released Wednesday. The watchdog agency's findings prompted a call for a hearing on fraud risk in the federally funded program that supports preschool for low-income children.

Identifying developmental delays is target of new California law
More young children will be screened for developmental delays under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The new law, Assembly Bill 1004, requires doctors to screen children enrolled in Medi-Cal for developmental delays using surveys recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and at three specific times — 9 months, 18 months and 30 months.

As Colorado invests more in preschool, a gold-standard study shows benefits of full-day classes
A new study shows large literacy gains and other benefits for full-day preschoolers as they enter kindergarten compared with their half-day peers — timely findings given the surge of new publicly funded preschool classrooms in Colorado.

100K fitness space in St. Paul school aims to lift achievement, esteem
MPR News
Some Minnesota 11 and 12-year-olds started their school week Monday doing crunches, lifting weights and pedaling on cardio bikes in front of the governor, a noted fitness guru and TV cameras. The workout was a way to show off a gym full of new equipment that was donated to the E-STEM Middle School through the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Council program.

Spike in students at traditional schools increases Ind. district’s enrollment
Chalkbeat Indianapolis
Indianapolis Public Schools enrollment ticked up by about 1,100 students this school year—a significant bump for a school system that’s likely to close campuses in the coming years because of low enrollment and a tight budget.'s picture
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