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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] The Impeachment Inquiry as a Teachable Moment

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] The Impeachment Inquiry as a Teachable Moment

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.

For the fourth time in history, Congress is considering impeaching the president of the United States. For teachers around the country, it's an opportunity to explore concepts and skills that are often relegated to textbooks. Read all about this story, as well as a modern take on teaching Thanksgiving, the difference between boys and girls when it comes to math, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.

How Schools Are Using The Trump Impeachment Inquiry As a Teachable Moment
NPR
For the fourth time in history, Congress is considering impeaching the president of the United States. For teachers around the country, it's an opportunity to explore concepts and skills that are often relegated to textbooks.

3 ways to expand Native American curriculum beyond Thanksgiving myths
Education Dive
Generalizations tied to the holiday don't paint the whole picture of the numerous cultures that were spread across the Americas.

National Reading Emergency: Educators Sound the Alarm
U.S. News
Not only did scores drop for students in many states but the achievement gap is widening.

Why Colleges Are Betting Big on Video Games
The Atlantic
A small Pennsylvania university has only one varsity program: e-sports. Is this the future of college athletics?

Boys' and Girls' Brains the Same When It Comes to Math
EdWeek
Boys and girls start out on the same biological footing when it comes to math, according to the first neuroimaging study of math gender differences in children. The studies add more fuel to the ongoing debate over the causes and potential ways to close gender gaps in math in the United States. Prior studies have found gender gaps tend to change over time and from country to country (and even one school district to another).

Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority Appears to Back Trump Plan to End DACA, Potentially Putting Thousands of Students and Teachers at Risk of Deportation
The 74
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared during oral arguments Tuesday to side with the Trump administration’s efforts to terminate a program that protects some 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as young children. The case could deal a hard blow to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and put its recipients at risk of deportation.

Tips And Tricks Parents Can Use To Nurture a Love of Reading in Kids
MindShift
Raising kids to love reading often comes down to forming habits, family norms and intrinsic motivation. A lot of it starts by parents modeling their own love of books.

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.

Betsy DeVos Refuses House Democrats’ Timeline to Testify, Risks Subpoena
U.S. News
The education secretary told lawmakers through her lawyer that she would be willing to appear after the committee heard from other relevant sources.

Teacher residency and federal dollars: One approach to solving the rural teacher shortage
LA School Report
School districts in California's rural Tulare County are taking part in a new teacher residency program through The California Center on Teaching Careers aimed at providing high-quality, practicum based teacher training in the rural community to address ongoing teacher shortages

New Jersey, Illinois among latest to mandate LGBTQIA curriculum
Education Dive
As more states pass laws requiring inclusive curriculum, a dearth of resources continues presenting a challenge in implementation.

Should every special-education classroom be recorded? Dallas ISD trustees are debating cameras
The Dallas Morning News
Children with severe disabilities often don’t have the ability to speak up when they are hurt at school, so determining what happened can be difficult. That’s why one Dallas ISD trustee wants to require each special education classroom in the district to have video cameras. Texas public schools are already required to place one in a special education setting if a parent requests it.

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McKenna Wierman studied Journalism at the University of Mississippi, and has worked with Edmentum since June 2016. She currently serves as a Marketing Associate, and believes that empowered teachers are the key to successful students.

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