ICYMI: Catching Up

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) … Your mini news clippings

Katrina Anniversary Coverage

There was a lot of national media coverage of New Orleans K-12 education reform during the Katrina 10 anniversary week.

Educate Now! has posted a list of national stories about New Orleans K-12 education from the week (or so) before the anniversary for those of you who might be interested.

National Stories of Interest

The Urban Institute says college is surprisingly affordable for the lowest income Americans and argues that families need to be made aware of financial aid options much earlier to give them time to prepare for college properly.

A recent study found kindergartners with good social skills are more likely to succeed as adults.

A neurobiologist at Northwestern believes she can predict children’s literacy skill long before they’re old enough to begin reading.

The majority of U.S. middle and high schools start too early, according to a new federal report, depriving young people of the sleep they need for development and academic success. Louisiana has the nation’s earliest average school start time for public middle and high school students (7:40 am).

School districts across the country are struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math, science and special education.

The Shanker Institute’s latest report looks at teacher diversity in nine major cities, including New Orleans, where the proportion of African-American teachers has declined.

Middle school students are more motivated by recognition of achievements than by monetary rewards, according to a new study.