|7-26-19 Education in the News|
Education Week--More Schools Are Reporting Serious Violence and Hiring Police
Nearly half of schools are employing police. Many more schools than previously are now engaging in more “restorative practices” and alternative forms of discipline meant to keep students in schools rather than at home or in detention facilities.
Yet after a period of decline, serious violent incidents are on the rise in American schools.
All these changes are revealed in new federal data released on Thursday.
Stephen Sawchuk| July 25, 2019
Politics K-12 (Education Week)--Federal Officials Plan School Safety Clearinghouse After Push From Parkland Parents
Federal agencies plan to launch a school safety clearinghouse in the fall, bringing together "best practices" for schools seeking to prevent and deter violence, including rare but traumatic school shootings that dominate news coverage of the subject.
Evie Blad on July 25, 2019 5:11 PM
Edutopia--Extrinsic Motivation: It Might Be Even Worse Than You Thought
In a recent study, attendance awards backfired, giving students a “license to miss more school” and actually driving absentee rates up.
When Carly Robinson, a researcher at Harvard’s Student Social Support R&D Lab, designed a study with her colleagues to look at the impact of attendance awards, they expected to see positive results. After all, giving such awards is a common practice in schools across the U.S.
They surveyed hundreds of teachers and administrators and found that an overwhelming majority believed in, and used, attendance awards in their own schools. Only a small minority of those surveyed—2 percent—thought the awards were a bad idea.
Turns out, this latter group was onto something.
Youki Terada: July 25, 2019
The Hechinger Report--Inside one school’s efforts to bridge the divide between white teachers and students of color
A Delaware high school strives to train teachers on culturally responsive practices — but not everyone is on board
GEORGETOWN, Del. — On a recent Thursday morning, when most of their peers were busy prepping for the day, a dozen teachers and staff at Delaware’s Sussex Tech High School sat down to talk about race.
The group was discussing Chapter 2 of scholar Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism.”
Kelly Field| July 24, 2019