What We’re Reading This Week: January 4, 2019

A weekly sampling of articles, blogs and reports relevant to TT educators.

How to Turn Schools Into Happier Places 

The Atlantic 

“The researchers examined the schools—elementary, middle, and high schools—over two years and found that restorative practices greatly reduced the number of school days lost to suspension, particularly among elementary schoolers.” 


Education Statistics: Facts About American Schools 

Education Week 

“How many K-12 public schools, districts, and students are there? What does the American student population look like? And how much are we, as a nation, spending on the education of these youth?” 


As a 6-year-old, Leona Tate Helped Desegregate Schools. Now She Wants Others to Learn That History 

The Hechinger Report 

“I want people to experience what it was like, what we had to endure once we got to school. I want them to see how hard it was for us to get in there.” 


A Tribute to Those Who Always Imagined Native Women in the Congress 

Indian Country Today 

“The next generation of Native American girls will grow up knowing that being a member of Congress is a possibility, even a career path. This is the new normal.” 


At 83, Hidden Figure of Space Program Finally Gets His Due 

The LA Times 

“It’s important to be a pioneer, but I want people to understand that while we appreciate the progress, things need to be done to address the inequality. That’s something that was there when I started, and it’s still happening today.”