Education reporter Lindsey Foat brings you a curated reading list in the field of education each week.
1. Colleges across country deal with tension between races — The New York Times
As racial tensions simmer at various colleges and universities across the U.S., like University of Michigan, administrators struggle to find solutions. Experts say the misconception that millennials live in a post-racial society harms racial harmony more than helps.
Students who lash out in school are receiving much more than detention: some misbehaving students are facing criminal consequences for middle school fights. Advocates who, among other things, say minority students are affected more by these policies are pushing for a change.
3. KS lawmakers attempting to change school board elections — Education Week
Kansas bills that are currently being considered by the House and Senate aim to reorganize school board elections. These bills, for example, would change the dates of the electoral calendar in hope to boost electoral turnout.
4. Private initiative aim to pay college tuition for ‘dreamers’ — PBS NewsHour
Even though some states now allow dreamers to pay in-state tuition for college, these students still are not eligible for federal financial aid. In this NewsHour segment, private sector efforts to assist these students are discussed.
5. Kansas City Public Schools work to involve community in middle school project — The Hale Center for Journalism
The Kansas City school district will reopen two middle schools in the fall. Lead Middle School Principal and Project Leader Dr. Cynthia Johnson described how the two soon-to-open middle schools will be different from ones in the past.