Something for Pre K – 12 educators, recent grads, and professors in this week’s news roundup!

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m filling in for Jen this week and providing you with your weekly dose of news. This week’s articles look at what educators in the Pre K – 12 sector can be doing to improve classrooms, job prospects for recent graduates and articles for professors about job security and salary. Enjoy!

Why Grit Can’t Be Taught Like Math (Ed Surge)
This article explores the meaning of grit and how it’s truly being taught in the classroom.

Too Many Schools Ignore the Real Ed Experts: Students (K12 Insight Blog)
When looking to innovate in schools, don’t overlook the smartest people in the classroom: students.

What’s At Risk When Schools Focus Too Much on Student Data? (KQED News – MindShift)
As “data-driven” education becomes more popular, critics are raising a range of concerns.

What do people do with their psychology degrees? (APA Monitor)
Newest data of different career paths for doctoral, professional, master’s and bachelor’s degree holders.

Class of 2015 Is Finding Work (Inside Higher Ed)
Six months after graduation, the majority of graduates from the class of 2015 found jobs or returned for more education.

Gen Ed Redesigns (Inside Higher Ed)
At SUNY Buffalo and the University of Virginia, professors fear that too many requirements and not enough thought about them may detract from students’ learning.

University of Washington plan to alleviate salary compression is under fire (Inside Higher Ed)
At many colleges, new assistant professors earn close to or even more than long timers. University of Washington is trying to do something about it

Mistakes that newly tenured professors can make (Inside Higher Ed)
This essay outlines the three biggest mistakes newly tenured professors commonly make.

About the Author

Amanda Macchi, MPH
Amanda comes to the APA as a recent graduate of the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. During her time at GW, Amanda studied global health, focusing on the challenges facing mental health in low-and middle-income countries. She received her undergraduate degree in marketing from Emerson College in Boston, Mass. In her free time Amanda loves pyrography, furniture making and spending time with her dog, Becky.