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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] School Safety, Privacy, Digital Equity, and More Stuff You Missed at ISTE 2019

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] School Safety, Privacy, Digital Equity, and More Stuff You Missed at ISTE 2019

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.

The 2019 installment of the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference wound down Wednesday afternoon as attendees filed into Hall A at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Convention Center for a final round of keynotes. You can read all about what you missed at ISTE, plus stories on the latest student loan forgiveness idea, Yale’s most popular class, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.

ISTE 2019: Teacher of the Year calls for hope, connection in digital age
Education Drive
Administrators and other stakeholders also provided school safety, privacy and digital equity gap insights in sessions throughout the conference's last day.

Sanders Proposes Plan to Cancel $1.6 Trillion in Student Debt
U.S. News
New taxes imposed on Wall Street would be used to pay for the senator’s College for All Act.

New Report Says Women Will Soon Be Majority Of College-Educated U.S. Workers
This year women who graduated from college will likely make up a majority of adults with degrees in the U.S. labor force. The increase could signal greater earning potential for women in the future.

Trump plan to re-calculate poverty level would affect school lunch, Head Start eligibility
Education Dive
One estimate says over 10 years, 100,000 students would no longer qualify for free school meals, and 300,000 children would lose health coverage through Medicaid or CHIP.

The Citizenship Question Poses ‘Dire Consequences’ for Education Equity
A Supreme Court decision to uphold the Trump Administration’s addition of a question about U.S. citizenship to the U.S. Census would roll back the efforts of countless nonprofit and philanthropic organizations that are dedicated to fighting racism and sexism and discrimination.

The Yale Happiness Class, Distilled
The Atlantic
The psychology professor Laurie Santos delivers the “shortest possible crash-course version” of the university’s most popular course ever.

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.

Florida, maybe Alabama — will more states drop Common Core?
Education Dive
While some state policymakers blame the standards for stagnant student performance, others continue to make revisions without dropping the Common Core completely.

California is getting closer to passing a ‘student-loan borrower bill of rights’
Market Watch
A new bill aims to establish a student-loan ombudsman and allow borrowers to sue their student-loan companies.

Las Vegas drivers can pay parking tickets with school supplies
Drivers in Las Vegas now have a new way to pay for parking tickets that will help out students. Drivers who receive parking infractions between during part of June and July can have their ticket fees satisfied by bringing in school supplies.

Organizations to challenge Florida’s school voucher program
CBS Miami
Thirteen years after Tallahassee attorney Ron Meyer successfully challenged the state’s major school-vouchers program, he is preparing to sue the state again, this time over its newest taxpayer-funded scholarships.

Betsy DeVos faces new lawsuit over student debt forgiveness
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing another lawsuit over the department's loan forgiveness program aimed at helping defrauded students.