|8-27-19 Education in the News|
The Record: Five Changes to Expect in the 2019-2020 School Year
The new school year will see a continued push to make schools safer, more affordable and more equitable
Hannan Adely| August 27, 2019
NPR--The Scientific Debate Over Teens, Screens And Mental Health
New Research Casts Doubt On Connection Between Smartphone Use And Teen Mental Health
More teens and young adults — particularly girls and young women — are reporting being depressed and anxious, compared with comparable numbers from the mid-2000s. Suicides are up too in that time period, most noticeably among girls ages 10 to 14.
These trends are the basis of a scientific controversy.
One hypothesis that has gotten a lot of traction is that with nearly every teen using a smartphone these days, digital media must take some of the blame for worsening mental health.
Anya Kamenetz| August 27, 20195:00 AM ET
Education Week--How Another Recession Could Test K-12's Resilience
If there's one painful experience the nation's schools share from recent history, it's the Great Recession. It's something no educator is keen to relive—but with anxiety rising about an economic downturn in the not-too-distant future, it's possible they won't have a choice.
Andrew Ujifusa| August 23, 2019
Garden State Coalition of Schools