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Rise & Shine: Why students need social studies

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A story produced by the Hechinger Report reveals that teaching students social studies makes them better communicators and politically engaged critical thinkers. But it also suggests that social studies have been historically undervalued, and many teachers are not given enough training to be able to provide their students with a comprehensive curriculum.

In today’s roundup, we also hear from a teacher who believes that there needs to be more Asian-American teachers to make fair changes in education policy, and a controversial state senator is making a renewed push for speed cameras to remain in school zones continues.



SOCIAL STUDIES Including social studies in the curriculum will help teachers prepare their students for critical conversations. Chalkbeat

SPEED CAMERAS Senator Marty Golden called for the state Senate to reconvene and pass the speed camera bill, which would install more speed cameras in school zones and keep existing ones. Brooklyn Reporter

ASIAN-AMERICAN EDUCATORS Opinion: In order for the Asian-American community to be considered in education policy reform,  there needs to be more Asian American educators. The Inquirer

BORING SCIENCE Opinion: Neuroscience indicates that for meaningful learning to occur, school leaders and teachers should help students have a deep understanding and personal connection to their learnings using interactive experiences. Education Week