What’s making students ‘less resilient’ … and more in this week’s news roundup!

Column: What’s making students ‘less resilient’?
The worry among educators is that a lack of student resilience is interfering with the academic mission of colleges and universities. 

States to Partner on Social-Emotional Learning Standards
(Education Week)
Eight states will work to create standards and policies for how to teach social and relational skills in K-12 schools.

States Loosen Teacher-Licensure Rules Amid Shortage Fears
(Education Week)
Concerned about teacher shortages, state licensure boards across the country are making it easier to get certified to teach.

Despite Vergara Ruling, Teacher-Tenure Battles Set to Heat Up
(Education Week)
California ruling ends case, not debate

What Americans Don’t Understand About Trigger Warnings
(Pacific Standard)
A letter to incoming freshman at the University of Chicago underscores how dysfunctional our public discussion of trauma and student safety has become.

3 Life Lessons From the First Day of School
Even if you’re not the one returning to the classroom, you can draw inspiration from the start of the school year.

Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students

An estimated 20 percent of children show signs or symptoms of a mental health problem. It’s a destructive force in schools, but most educators don’t have the training or resources to help.

Why College Is a Risky Time for Students’ Mental Health
His friends and dorm mates were also ill-informed about the warning signs of a pending mental health crisis, so Oliver says there was no formal intervention until he got into an argument with members of the school’s lacrosse team.

Do We Give Students Too Much Choice?
(Education Week)
Student-centered classrooms that use problem-based learning and differentiation are not all that they’re cracked up to be, writes teacher Brian Field.

Where American Public Schools Came From
(JSTOR Daily)
So where did taxpayer-funded schools come from? It turns out the history begins long before the American Revolution, and is more complicated than you might expect.

Wounds from childhood bullying may persist into college years, study finds
(Science Daily)
Childhood bullying inflicts the same long-term psychological trauma on girls as severe physical or sexual abuse, suggests a new survey of college students led by bullying researcher.

Moody’s warns that graduate student unions could hurt private universities, but not the ones you might think
(Washington Post)
Operations at private universities could take a hit if schools are forced by graduate student unions to raise pay or lighten workloads, Moody’s Investors Service said Thursday, but the brunt of the impact would be felt at midsize institutions, not the Ivy League schools making the biggest fuss.

About the Author

Amanda Macchi, MPH
Amanda comes to 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 and collecting/learning about mid-century modern furniture.