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What We’re Reading This Week: November 16, 2018

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

The Media Barely Covered One of the Worst Storms to Hit U.S. Soil 

The Atlantic 

“In the days after [Super Typhoon] Yutu, many people on Saipan and Tinian were too busy thinking about food, water, medical care, and housing to engage in much media criticism.” 

 

Will Robots Replace Teachers in the Future? 

Education Dive 

“[P]ublic education is adapting to a changing world and technology is already affecting education in the form of MOOCs [massive online open courses] and computer programs that allow education to be personalized for students in ways not possible with a single teacher in a crowded classroom.”

 

Nearly 1 in 5 Teens Seriously Considers Suicide. Can Schools Offer Relief? 

PBS News Hour 

“If we're not working on building our mental wellness for all of our students, we're missing a piece of education.” 

 

Armored School Doors, Bulletproof Whiteboards and Secret Snipers 

The Washington Post 

“As Home Depot and Walmart market $150 bulletproof backpacks to frightened parents, administrators are being inundated with pitches from entrepreneurs pushing new concepts that make grand promises.” 

 

‘That’s Not Who We Are’? Sixty Nazi-Saluting Boys in Baraboo Suggest Otherwise. 

The Washington Post 

“The shame over an incident like Baraboo’s shouldn’t be merely over the fact that it happened. It should be felt over the fact that when it happens, we pretend like nobody could have seen it coming.”