|10-28-19 Education in the News|
NPR--Giving Schools — And Students — The Tools They Need In The Fight To Save The Planet
If you want to get students fired up about climate change, poop is a good place to start.
Education Week--Students With Autism Get Virtual Reality Lessons in How to Interact With Police
Tech allows students with autism to practice interactions with law enforcement
Being approached by a police officer can be a stressful situation for any teenager. But for students with autism, encounters with law enforcement can be especially dangerous.
Sarah Schwartz| October 22, 2019
Chalkbeat--How the gender gap in STEM might get its start in elementary school
On average, girls do as well as boys on elementary- and middle-school math tests. But by the time students enter the workforce, a big gender gap has emerged, with men earning nearly 80 percent of bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science.
A new study offers evidence that the disparity might be getting its start in elementary school classrooms.
Matt Barnum| October 28, 2019
Edutopia--What Does the Research Say About Testing?
There’s too much testing in schools, most teachers agree, but well-designed classroom tests and quizzes can improve student recall and retention.
For many teachers, the image of students sitting in silence filling out bubbles, computing mathematical equations, or writing timed essays causes an intensely negative reaction.
Since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2002 and its 2015 update, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), every third through eighth grader in U.S. public schools now takes tests calibrated to state standards, with the aggregate results made public. In a study of the nation’s largest urban school districts, students took an average of 112 standardized tests between pre-K and grade 12.
Carly Berwick| October 25, 2019
Garden State Coalition of Schools