It's back. Five education reads that have informed my reporting, or at least my reporting goals. Enjoy.
“Wake County hopes fining students will deter school threats” via The News & Observer’s T. Keung Hui
Wake County school leaders hope that threatening students with long-term suspensions and billing them for the cost of school evacuations will stem the rising number of threats of violence being made against schools.
“How to educate traumatized students: At a new urban public boarding school, educators try to move beyond fights and flying chair” via The Hechinger Report’s Erin Einhorn.
Are yoga, pedicures and taking the dog for a walk what traumatized kids need to learn?
“The revival of Foster High: School filled with refugees makes a comeback” via The Seattle Times’ Ben Stocking
On his very first calculus exam, Sergey Pristupa got a big, fat F. On the ceiling above his bed, he taped his grade — a measly 54 percent — and stared at it each night before drifting off to sleep. And he vowed to do better, showing up at 6:30 a.m. for extra help from a teacher who was at his desk before sunrise.
“Do We Have to Send Our Kid to a Bad Public School?” via the New York Times and Kwame Anthony Appiah.
This raises a serious ethical quandary for us: Do we let our neighborhood kids and our own values down by fleeing to a higher-testing public school in a richer part of the city?
“Wrongly accused of rape? Students question their expulsions from Tech” via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Janel Davis and Shannon McCaffrey
With campus rape grabbing national headlines, Tech has expelled or suspended nearly every student it has investigated for sexual misconduct in the past five years, records show … But in its zeal to punish wrongdoers there are signs Tech has pushed too far.