What We're Reading: Teachers Priced Out, Successful Kids, Cellphone Addiction, and More

posted May 16, 2016, 11:13 AM by Robin Dutton-Cookston
Here are the latest articles being shared in the PPS-SF office. 

From The San Francisco Chronicle
Every morning, Rebecca Sheehan-Stross and her kindergarten students, sitting cross-legged on the floor, start the school day by counting up the time they’ve spent together at Cesar Chavez Elementary in the Mission District. “How many days?” Sheehan-Stross quizzes the kids once the tally is done. The children call back: “141!” The students’ number of days at Cesar Chavez will keep growing, but Sheehan-Stross isn’t sure how many more she will spend here. She loves her job but is considering leaving because she can’t afford a decent place to live. read more

From Business Insider
Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults. And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success. read more 

From PBS Newshour
Students Are Addicted to Their Cellphones and They Need Our Help
Addiction is a strong word, but it accurately describes the dysfunctional behavior exhibited by teenagers in my high school English classroom when I ask them to put away their cellphones. read more

From Education Dive
A new survey from Education Week reports that two-thirds of school administrators are concerned about the quality of education for English language learners in their schools. read more