2-7-20 Education in the News
Education Week--White Parents Say They Value Integrated Schools. Their Actions Speak Differently Ask parents if they value ethnic, racial, and economic diversity in their childrenís schools, and entrenched social and political barriers often melt away...'

Education Dive--College Board: AP participation and performance grow 'in tandem' But CEO David Coleman said a "real crisis" still exists in expanding access to AP courses in rural schools...'

The Hechinger Report--Schools struggle to help students return to class after a mental health crisis More kids are missing school because of anxiety and depression. A Massachusetts program is trying to disrupt that cycle...'

Education Week--White Parents Say They Value Integrated Schools. Their Actions Speak Differently

Ask parents if they value ethnic, racial, and economic diversity in their childrenís schools, and entrenched social and political barriers often melt away.

Strong majorities of men and women, Democrats and Republicans, and parents of different economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds say in a new survey that itís important for children to attend highly integrated schools.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/02/05/white-parents-say-they-value-integrated-schools.html

Christina A. Samuels| February 5, 2020

Education Dive--College Board: AP participation and performance grow 'in tandem'

But CEO David Coleman said a "real crisis" still exists in expanding access to AP courses in rural schools.

More than 1.2 million high school students in the U.S. took an Advanced Placement course in 2019, an increase of 57% over the past decade. And the number scoring high enough to earn college credit on at least one AP exam has increased 60% over that time, College Board officials announced Thursday.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/college-board-ap-participation-and-performance-grow-in-tandem/571796/

Linda Jacobson @lrj417| Feb. 6, 2020

The Hechinger Report--Schools struggle to help students return to class after a mental health crisis

More kids are missing school because of anxiety and depression. A Massachusetts program is trying to disrupt that cycle

https://hechingerreport.org/schools-struggle-to-help-students-return-to-class-after-a-mental-health-crisis/

Alfonso Serrano| February 5, 2020