- A Canon USA survey finds that 85% of Gen Z students say reading physical books helps them learn history; 76% of them prefer reading tasks on paper vs. online.
- According to the CDC, afternoon naps could help bolster the memories and learning for sleep-deprived adolescents.
- An Ed Pulse survey asked if schools should require the teaching of LGBT history (the study of roles and contributions) and found that 46% of respondents disagree/strongly disagree, while 42% agree/strongly agree, and 12% were neutral.
- A backlash has forced the SAT college admissions test to scrap the “Environmental Context Dashboard”—aka the “adversity score”—which combined schooling with such factors as neighborhoods, crime rates, and student backgrounds into a single number. Its replacement, “Landscape,” will use government data and the College Board that affect education.
- Google is now tackling student plagiarism with its new “Originality Reports.” “Its goal,” says Google, “is not to detect plagiarism. It’s to detect similarity and originality.”
- Measles alert: As of August 20th, and according to the CDC, 1,182 cases had already been reported.
And now this just in: K-12 ransomware attacks are up, with smaller districts getting hit the most. Reportedly, each school record brings in $25- to $300 on the black market…
And so it goes; with thanks, Carol (schoolwisebooks.com)