10-29-18 Education in the News

Education Week--Why Principals Need to Make Student Mental Health a Priority

Within the first eight days of school this year, three students in a suburban district East of Los Angeles killed themselves.

None of the deaths were related—the students had been from different schools, in different grades, and didn't appear to know one another.

But the quick succession of suicides left the community reeling.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/10/17/why-principals-need-to-make-student-mental.html

Arianna Prothero| October 16, 2018 | Corrected: October 19, 2018

 

NY Times--The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

America’s public schools are still promoting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/style/digital-divide-screens-schools.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Feducation&action=click&contentCollection=education®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=sectionfront

 Nellie Bowles| Oct. 26, 2018