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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] How ICE Impacts Schools

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] How ICE Impacts Schools

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.

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. Many are worried about the impact these partnerships have on students. 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.


How ICE Impacts Schools
U.S. News
When local police partnered with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to enforce immigration laws, the number of Hispanic students plummeted, a study finds.

The 10 Presidential Candidates Who Support Busing
The Atlantic
Many 2020 Democrats agree that school segregation is a significant problem, but not all of them want the federal government to step in.

Student Debt Forgiveness Sounds Good. What Might Happen If The Government Did It?
It could boost the economy, but experts say that not all plans to wipe out student debt increase racial and economic equity.

How Schools Reinvigorated the Stonewall Revolution
The Atlantic
Since the creation of high-school LGBTQ clubs, their mere existence has made life easier for queer youth.

Roughly 17% of teachers working second or summer jobs
Education Dive
While most students can rest over the summer vacation, many teachers are working second jobs to make ends meet or to achieve financial goals such as paying off student loans or saving to own a home.

The Reading Wars: Choice vs. Canon
English teachers are wrestling with how to navigate the increasingly contentious terrain between student choice and assigning the classics.

What Does ‘Career Readiness’ Look Like in Middle School?
The Hechinger Report
School districts are pushing career exploration into middle and lower grades, convinced the preparation necessary for tomorrow’s jobs needs to begin earlier.

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.

Democratic presidential hopefuls on 9 key education issues
Education Dive
Before delegates at the NEA convention, 10 candidates laid out their plans on topics such as teacher pay, charter schools and picking the next ed secretary.

Penn. Governor signs law enabling schools to schedule days for kids to work at home
Penn Live
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently signed a bill that would allow schools to have “flexible instruction days” due to snow or other events. Lawmakers gave final approval to the measure last week.

Higher Education Has Become a Partisan Issue
The Atlantic
For many Republicans, mistrust of Democrats and mistrust of institutions collide when it comes to higher education, because they see colleges and universities as having a liberal bent.

The University of Texas at Austin Launches Free College Plan With Oil Money
U.S. News
In its latest move to improve college affordability, the school will cover tuition and fees for in-state students from families that earn up to $65,000 a year.

New education laws went into effect Monday
The Daily Tribune News
Several education bills passed this year by the Georgia General Assembly and signed by Gov. Brian Kemp went into effect. Among the most noteworthy are new laws regarding dyslexia screenings and support, Bible classes and computer science courses for middle and high schools.