More education writing. This week covers imposter syndrome, (especially among high-achieving students of color) the five folk looking to run the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (what a wacky name), suspension and more. Happy weekend!
“High-Achieving, Talented And Feeling Like A Fraud On Campus” via Houston Public Media’s Laura Isensee.
“I really struggled throughout the whole class, just because I felt like I was behind everyone else, and I got an A in the class, and, of course, I was very happy, but I felt like I didn’t deserve it," Muñoz recounted.
“Funding Crisis, Charter War, Teacher Shortage: Who Wants to be WA. State Schools Chief? These Five” via The Seventy Four’s Carolyn Phenicie.
“The next superintendent of public instruction in Washington state will not have an easy job … “Yet those challenges have not stopped five people from stepping up to try and replace outgoing state schools Superintendent Randy Dorn, who is not seeking reelection in November. The roughly $122,000-a-year job is officially nonpartisan and carries a four-year term. Washington is one of only 13 states that elects its highest K-12 schools official.”
“When Schooling Meets Policing” via the Atlantic’s Melinda D. Anderson
“The details of each of these and other cases vary, but the results have largely been the same. In settings where schooling and policing intersect, the disciplining of students—often for behavior as innocuous as school-age pranks or as commonplace as temper tantrums, and in some cases including children who are so young they still have all their baby teeth—can extend beyond the purview of principals and school staff to law-enforcement who have little to do with education.”
“Mass. Had Hundreds Of Suspensions Last Year — In Kindergarten And Pre-K” via WBUR Learning Lab’s Peter Balonon-Rosen
“Massachusetts public and charter schools suspended kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students 603 times in the 2014-15 school year, a WBUR analysis of state data shows.”
"Help wanted: California school districts scramble to hire teachers" via the Sacramento Bee’s Diana Lambert.
“A growing teacher shortage has California school districts offering subsidized housing and signing bonuses in an effort to woo potential recruits.”