New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried via The New York Times’ Anemona Hartocollis
“For thousands of college hopefuls, the stressful college admissions season is about to become even more fraught. The College Board, which makes the SAT, is rolling out a new test — its biggest redesign in a decade, and one of the most substantial ever.”
From high school dropout to medical student: one man’s remarkable journey via The Seattle Times’ Katherine Long.
When Timothy Woodiwiss dropped out of high school in ninth grade, his biggest ambition was to manage the Ritzville McDonald’s.
Monica Lewinsky Hopes 'Anti-Bullying Emojis' Will Help Students Support Peers via Education Week’s Evie Blad.
“Famed former White House intern and current anti-bullying advocate Monica Lewinsky helped release a new keyboard of emojis this week in hopes of advancing more civil and supportive online communication.”
Duette Education Foundation to cease operating Duette Elementary School via Bradenton Herald’s Meghin Delaney.
“The school opened in 1930 as a "strawberry school" and has struggled to keep enough students in the building to make it financially viable. In the early years, students were dismissed from the school around the harvest schedule. The district has been covering a chunk of the school's operating costs as the population has contracted.”
Ohio schools still restrain too many kids with little oversight, report says via The Columbus Dispatch’s Shannon Gilchrist.
“Ohio students are still being physically restrained and secluded in alarming numbers, despite a 2-year-old state rule designed to reduce those practices and give schools a more positive way to handle troubled kids, says a state watchdog agency.”