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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Will Educators Get the Student Loan Forgiveness They Deserve?

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Will Educators Get the Student Loan Forgiveness They Deserve?

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.

Tens of thousands of applicants have been denied qualification for the $700 million federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, intended by lawmakers to help with the nation’s student debt crisis. For many teachers, loan forgiveness is essential to escaping the burden of student loans, yet applications are denied every day. Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!

Will Educators Get the Student Loan Forgiveness They Deserve?
More than 38,000 teachers and other public-service workers have applied for Public Service Loan Forgiveness; less than 1 percent have been accepted.

2 Dead And 4 Injured In Shooting At University Of North Carolina, Charlotte Campus
Two people died and another four were wounded, three critically, in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday.

Girls Outshine Boys on Federal Exam of Tech Skills
Overall, average scores were up two points since 2014 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Technology and Engineering Literacy.

Culturally-Responsive Teaching Gains Momentum
The Hechinger Report
Boston-area schools are leading a shift toward culturally responsive teaching. Educators say the resulting conversations about race are difficult, uncomfortable — and absolutely necessary.

College Enrollment Stays Flat, Continuing a Decade-Long Trend
U.S. News
The same number of high school graduates are continuing on to college, continuing the relatively flat college enrollment rate of the last decade at a time when the higher education industry is under pressure from shifting workforce demands.

Nearly a decade later, did the Common Core work? New research offers clues
Amid the fierce debates, there has been virtually no research on whether the common core standards were actually accomplishing their goal of improving student learning-until now.

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.

Got questions about South Carolina teachers’ May 1 protest? We’ve got answers.
The Post and Courier
In a state without teacher unions or a recent history of mass teacher protests, parents and teachers are bound to have some questions about what’s going on. Here are a few answers.

Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Teacher Salaries?
The National Education Association has released its annual analysis of teacher salaries, breaking down the status of educator pay (along with school revenues and student expenditures) across the nation.

The 50 States of Education Policy: A continued push for school choice
Education Dive
Between Betsy DeVos campaigning for Education Freedom Scholarships and state legislatures wrestling over voucher proposals, school choice policy made many headlines in April.

Wage gap between teachers and other college graduates exacerbates teacher shortages
Teachers are continuing to fall behind other college graduates in the wages they earn, contributing to the difficulties many school districts in California and the nation face in filling positions in key subject areas, according to a new analysis.

Leadership change in Mississippi district
Lee County’s Superintendent of Education Jimmy Weeks will begin working for the North Mississippi Education Consortium. The county school board has named the Mississippi district’s assistant superintendent, Coke Magee, to succeed Weeks.'s picture
McKenna Wierman

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