Education in the 2020 Presidential Race
KCUR: Students In Kansas City Classrooms Are More Diverse, But School Boards Remain Mostly White
The 2020 presidential campaign has put key education issues in the spotlight, sometimes in unexpected ways. This interactive Education Week tracker gives you one-click access to where the Democratic and Republican candidates stand on nearly a dozen major education topics including school safety, civil rights, teacher pay, charter schools, education funding, and more, along with biographical detail on each of those seeking the White House. You can search either by topic or candidate. This tracker will be updated throughout the campaign based on what the candidates say and do.
EdNext: A Digital Path to a Diploma
KCUR: Across the metro, Kansas City schools are serving more students of color, especially Latinos, but that diversity isn’t reflected on school boards.
STL Public Radio: Some St. Louis Parents Struggle To Feed Their Kids — But Are Too Ashamed To Talk About It
Education Next: Despite the widespread use of credit-recovery programs, remarkably little is known about how schools adopt and implement them and whether students are actually benefiting from their use.
Post-Dispatch: 'Brunch patrol' invites cops to dine for free in Normandy school cafeterias
STL Public Radio: Embarrassment and fear can keep parents from asking for help, according to research from St. Louis University.
Students Participate in Global Climate Strike
Post-Dispatch: Normandy Schools Collaborative are welcoming local police officers for free breakfast and lunch with students.
Post-Dispatch: Clayton-based Varsity Tutors offers free test-prep classes for ACT and SAT
Students across the globe are participating in strikes in protest of climate change.
The 74 Million: We Think We Know How to Teach Reading, but We Don’t. What Else Don’t We Know, and What Does This Mean for Teacher Training?
Post-Dispatch: Varsity Tutors will offer 25 hours of free online ACT and SAT test-preparation classes. St. Louis Public Schools will stream the classes live in classrooms and provide food and transportation for students who stay after school to attend.
STL Post-Dispatch: Ritenour school board to add student advisers
The 74 Million: Surely, if there’s one thing our schools need to know how to do well, it’s to teach reading. But do they? As Emily Hanford shows in her latest must-listen documentary, the short answer is no.
The 74: Millions of Students Are Chronically Absent Each Year. Improve School Conditions and More Kids Will Show Up, Report Argues
Post-Dispatch: Ritenour School District is the latest district to add permanent student advisers to their board meetings.
The 74 Million: With millions of children counted “chronically absent” each year, a new report finds that educators can improve attendance by first making their schools more welcoming places to attend.