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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] SXSWedu 2019 Talks Student Privacy, School Safety, and More

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] SXSWedu 2019 Talks Student Privacy, School Safety, and More

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.

This week at SXSWedu, privacy advocates joined a school administrator and a school safety software product manager to offer their perspectives in a panel on how should schools strike a balance between what’s needed to ensure students’ safety, and how to protect their privacy? Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!

Edtech’s Blurred Lines Between Security, Surveillance and Privacy
EdSurge
How should schools strike a balance between what’s needed to ensure students’ safety, and how to protect their privacy? That was the guiding question for a panel discussion at SXSW EDU, where privacy advocates joined a school administrator and a school safety software product manager to offer their perspectives.

When Measles Breaks Out, Unvaccinated Kids Send Schools Scrambling
EdWeek
The effects of an ongoing measles outbreak centered in Washington state have spread well beyond the patients who’ve contracted the virus, creating logistical challenges for schools and public health officials.

Teacher Protests Spurred Increased State Spending
U.S. News
Educator walkouts led to increased school spending, but it wasn’t enough to make up for disinvestment over the last decade.

The Stigma of Choosing Trade School Over College
The Atlantic
When college is held up as the one, true path to success, parents—especially highly educated ones—may worry when their children opt for vocational school instead.

Movement And Breathing Breaks Help Students Stay Focused On Learning
MindShift
When teachers give students opportunities to move during the day they set up the conditions for better learning.

One in 5 Students With Significant ADHD Gets No School-Based Help, Study Finds
EdWeek
A substantial percentage of students with ADHD symptoms severe enough to affect them both academically and socially are not getting any support in school for the disorder, says a new study based on the experiences of nearly 2,500 children and youth.

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.

Roundup: Curriculum in state education policy
Education Dive
Sex ed and mental health are two of the top subjects up for debate in state legislatures. Education Dive has updates on each proposal.

Cherokee Nation contributes record $5.7M to 108 school districts
Tahlequah Daily Press
The Cherokee Nation contributed more than $5.7 million to 108 school districts in Oklahoma, including nearly $900,000 to Cherokee County schools. The tribe allocates 38 percent of tribal car tag revenue each year to education.

Texas Republicans Eye Cash Rewards for Districts
EdWeek
Legislative leaders are preparing a proposal to set aside $800 million a year for school districts that demonstrate strong outcomes. Skeptics call it unfair and say it wouldn’t work

West Virginia becomes first state to make computer science a graduation requirement
edscoop
West Virginia has become the first state to require all public high-school students satisfy a computer science education requirement before graduating.

Memphis school leaders consider proposal to hold back second-graders who can’t read
Chalkbeat
In an effort to boost literacy among its youngest students, Shelby County Schools has proposed a policy that would require second-graders to repeat the school year if they don’t read on grade level.

State still owes $729 million to N.C. school districts, judge says
WRAL
A judge reinstated a decade-old judgment against the state for $729.7 million in owed civil fines that weren’t paid to school districts over several years. The state diverted that money to other uses between 1996 and 2005.

In These States, You Can Now See How Much Districts Spent on Each School
EdWeek
A new requirement under the Every Student Succeeds Act could reveal disparities in how districts divvy up their money between schools.