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What We’re Reading This Week: November 30, 2018

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

Education, Unsettled 

Education Week 

“Disrupted schooling, competing with the lure of paid work, language barriers. These difficulties add up and are reflected in poor academic outcomes for this vulnerable group of [migrant] students.” 

 

National Summit on Teaching Slavery 

James Madison’s Montpelier 

“This is an important step towards consistently telling a more honest and equitable version of history.” 

 

Are Civics Lessons a Constitutional Right? This Student Is Suing for Them 

The New York Times 

“The lawyers for the plaintiffs hope the case will have implications far beyond Rhode Island, and potentially prompt the Supreme Court to reconsider its 45-year-old ruling that equal access to a quality education is not a constitutionally guaranteed right.” 

 

Do More Cops in Schools Make Them Safer? New Study Looking at NC Schools Says No. 

The News and Observer 

“The study of North Carolina middle schools found no relationship between increased funding for school resource officers and reduction in cases of reported school crimes.” 

 

Families Are Still Being Separated at the Border, Months After “Zero Tolerance” Was Reversed 

ProPublica 

“Through tears, Julio told me he’d replayed the days since his arrival at the border in his mind, trying to make sense of why authorities took away his son.”