Weekly News Round-Up for November 16th
posted by: Melissa | November 16, 2018, 03:41 PM   

Each week, ASTA brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, Nazi salutes, social studies changes, the effects of black teachers and more!

Students Give Nazi Salute: A photo circulated on the internet this week that showed students from a Wisconsin school apparently giving a Nazi salute. The school district condemned the photo and said that it was investigating. Some parents and at least one student say that racist attitudes and symbols are common in the school. The school has expressed concern for the safety of its students due to the national attention the incident has incurred.

Texas Revises Social Studies Curriculum: Two months after voting to remove figures like Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller, and Moses from its Social Studies curriculum, the Texas State Board of Education has voted to add them to the curriculum again. The initial move was made in an attempt to streamline the curriculum and came after input from historians and curriculum writers, however public support was against the move.

Black Students with Black Teachers More Likely to Attend College: A new report this week found great effect for black students who have at least one black teacher while in Elementary school. These effects last far beyond the elementary grades and result in students more likely to both graduate high school. In addition the students were 13% more likely to enroll in college and of those who did enroll, they were 32% more likely to graduate.

Happening Elsewhere:

Most teachers running for office lost on Tuesday. Here's why educators are celebrating the 2018 midterms anyway

New FBI data: School-based hate crimes jumped 25 percent last year — for the second year in a row

In a shift, more education reformers say they’re worried about schools’ focus on testing

Betsy DeVos' staff denies rumor she's leaving education secretary job

This petition wants stricter penalties for disobeying school bus lights, signs

Dunlevy appointed to West Virginia Board of Education

Audit finds dozens of unreported teacher-misconduct claims in Utah

Appeals court agrees Texas owes federal government millions for special education

With democratic wins, charter schools face a backlash in N.Y. and other states

Polis frustrates some with education transition picks

Some schools in L.A. and ventura counties to remain closed through Thanksgiving amid wildfires

Four ways Amazon’s arrival in New York City could impact public schools

‘You’re a terrorist’: 10-year-old Muslim student in Framingham receives ‘targeted, hateful message’

Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman

This kindergarten classroom greeting routine will warm your heart

5 students hospitalized after driver crashes into Dinwiddie County school bus

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