Required Readings

More on the ED Dept., sanctuary campuses, ID science standards, apps, and science ed videos: Required Readings, 02.17.17

An Education Reform Report produced by the Council for National Policy recommends that the dismantling of the U.S. Department of Education be dissolved, promotion of religious education and homeschooling,promote religious schools and home schooling, and enshrining of “historic Judeo-Christian principles” as a basis for instruction. The group has close ties to chief White House strategist Steve Bannon, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

What will happen to the Every Student Succeeds Act under the new administration?

Following the arrest of an undocumented student who had a valid work permit under President Obama’s deferred-action program, college campus across the country are moving to become safe havens by safeguarding student records and limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

New research shows that 6-year-old girls are less likely than boys to see their gender as “really, really smart.”

10 black women in academia you need to know about (h/t to the Skepchick mothership) Tell us your additions to the need-to-know list in the Comments section or via the contact form linked below!

The good news: Teachers in Idaho can discuss climate change during class. The bad news: Anthropogenic climate change will not be included in the state’s K-12 science education standards. 

Are apps the new worksheet?

A fun education resource to know about: TEDEd’s Periodic Videos series, presenting a lesson about each element on the periodic table

Call for submissions for science educators: The Seventh Annual Evolution Video Competition wants your entry explaining “a fun fact, key concept, compelling question, or exciting area of evolution research in three minutes or less.”

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