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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] School Funding Goes Directly Before the Voters

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] School Funding Goes Directly Before the Voters

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.

It’s almost election time! In many states, voters in 2018 may be determining the future of public school funding. State ballot measures – the good, the bad and the ugly – have risen the stakes. Read all about this and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!

School Funding Goes Directly Before the Voters
In many states, ballot measures may determine whether schools secure new funding or remain stuck in "permanent recession."

The Teen Brain: How Schools Can Help Students Manage Emotions and Make Better Decisions
Cognitive and neuroscience research points to the ways schools can leverage teenagers’ strengths in this unique developmental period, when they’re learning to regulate emotions and make good decisions.

Keeping Your Passion for Teaching Alive
A veteran educator shares how he maintains his enthusiasm for teaching after more than two decades in the classroom.

How to Make Reading Relevant: Bring Job-Specific Texts Into Class
How news articles and technical manuals might help career-technical students master complex texts.

Civics Education Helps Create Young Voters and Activists
The Atlantic
Youth voter turnout is notoriously low in the U.S., especially when social-studies classes are notably absent.

Leveraging the Lore of 'Dungeons and Dragons' to Motivate Students to Read and Write

By leveraging the playful and dynamic features of role-playing games like "Dungeons and Dragons," educators empower reluctant students to participate in the art of storytelling, tapping into their motivation to read and write.

What the U.S. Can Learn from Other Countries
The Hechinger Report
An examination of how six countries provide early care and education suggests that the U.S. could benefit from a new perspective.


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.

Betsy DeVos Has Approved Every ESSA Plan. Read What's in Them
All 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have gotten the seal of approval for their ESSA plans from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Read up on how they will impact students and schools here.

Betsy DeVos Steers Federal Grant for 'Innovation' to STEM Programs
Programs focused on helping schools with improve instruction in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, were big winners in the latest round of the Education Innovation and Research grants.

Solar Park Set to Save Indiana School System 2.2 Million
Kokomo Tribune
With more than 1,900 individual solar modules producing up to 600 kilowatts of power, Tipton Community School Corporation's new $1.2 million solar park is expected to generate 85 percent of the energy used by the Indiana district.