What We're Reading: Passion for Learning, Legacy of Testing, Income Segregation

posted May 4, 2016, 2:33 PM by   [ updated May 4, 2016, 2:36 PM ]
From Education WeekDespite what Star Trek's Mr. Spock would have you think, emotions are not the enemy of reason. Rather, new research suggests emotions underpin how students learn in the classroom. read more

From Education Dive
The Obama administration on Friday announced new priorities surrounding the Enhancement Assessment Grant program, designed to help states and districts get smarter about standardized testing. The new efforts build upon an October 2015 announcement of President Barack Obama's new Testing Action Plan, which called for a reexamination of the way tests are used in schools. read more

From the Los Angeles Times
School districts are a big reason for the rise in income segregation in the U.S., study says
It's no secret that in searching for a home, parents scrutinize nearby schools. The wealthy can afford to live in neighborhoods with small school districts, where most other students are wealthy, too. Now, a new study out of USC lends credence to the notion that this decision-making process is partially responsible for the rise in America's income segregation between 1990 and 2010. read more