|8-7-19 Education in the News|
Education Week--'I Am a Fool to Do This Job': Half of Teachers Say They've Considered Quitting
More than half of the country’s teachers say they’d go on strike for better pay if they had the chance, and half are so unhappy that they’ve seriously considered leaving the profession in the last few years, according to a poll released Monday.
Catherine Gewertz| August 5, 2019
Education Week--Shootings Reignite Focus on 'Red Flag' Laws, Schools' Role in Violence Prevention
Responding to two large mass shootings over the weekend, President Donald Trump on Monday resurrected an idea he first pushed after a 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla.—the enactment of state-level “red flag” laws that allow authorities to restrict people’s access to weapons if they are deemed a threat to themselves or others.
Evie Blad| August 5, 2019
Politics K-12 (Education Week)--How Each State Distributes Money for Public Schools and At-Risk Students
The Every Student Succeeds Act has brought a new focus to school funding and how it works, including a new federal requirement for states to report how much individual schools receive per pupil. But the number of approaches states take to support their schools, and whether they account for special student populations, still vary dramatically.
Andrew Ujifusa on August 6, 2019 5:05 AM
Education Dive--Does requiring seniors to fill out FAFSA forms increase college attendance?
Louisiana saw a 6% jump in higher ed enrollment after the requirement was put in place, but forcing students to complete FAFSAs may be a hurdle without adequate support.
In an effort to connect students with college financial aid, some states are requiring graduating seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. In the 2021-22 school year, Texas will become the second to require students to fill out the FAFSA, or its state version called TAFSA, in order to graduate. It follows Louisiana, which just completed its second year of the requirement.
Shawna De La Rosa| Aug. 6, 2019
Edutopia--Starting Small Helps Keep Innovation Manageable
Whether a school is planning a new curriculum or a new use of space, low-key testing of different ideas can improve the end result.
A few months ago, I had a chance to join a working group at the National Annual Summit on Digital Equity and Economic Inclusion. Charged with addressing the challenge of increasing digital literacy in underserved communities, we initially focused on grandiose solutions. After some discussion, however, we realized that our ideas required huge investments of time and resources, but we had no idea whether any of them might work.
Beth Holland| August 5, 2019