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10-14-19 Education in the News

Philadelphia Inquirer--Parents consider buying bulletproof backpacks as gun violence shapes their children’s lives

When her sons were growing up in West Philadelphia, Monica Peay-Matthews taught them how to duck bullets: Stop and hit the ground. Find a wall. If you run, make sure to zigzag.

Now she is considering an additional precaution: buying them bulletproof backpacks.


Ellie Silverman, Updated: August 31, 2019



Education Week--Who's Doing the Teaching After School Lets Out?

Training issues challenge after-school providers

As more after-school programs provide academic enrichment for students, providers are turning to specialized training to help staff members demonstrate that they're qualified to guide lessons.

Providers are also turning to students on nearby college campuses to help infuse lessons on topics such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and social-emotional learning into the after-school experience.


Corey Mitchell| October 8, 2019



Chalkbeat--Everyone’s talking about climate change. Now, New Jersey’s first lady wants that conversation to happen in every class, too.

As young people around the world are taking to the streets to show their concern about climate change, New Jersey’s first lady wants them to engage on the issue in school, too.


Devna Bose| October 11, 2019


Education Dive--Districts weigh cutting gifted programs as inclusivity lags

Affluent elementary school students are much more likely to be admitted into gifted and talented programs than their peers in lower socio-economic brackets, according to a new study. And it’s not just about money — race also plays a part, as the programs are made up of mostly white students, District Administration reports.


Shawna De La Rosa| Oct. 11, 2019



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