Week Links in Education: Oct. 29

I’m going to try to start compiling some of the stories and essays, particularly related to education in the United States, that catch my attention each week. Linking does not necessarily imply endorsement. This is an experiment that will be abandoned if it bores me.

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This summer, a Koch Industries executive became the president of Emporia State University. A month later, ESU began firing tenured professors. Was it a political purge?

In Germany, states that let 16-year-olds vote see higher turnout among 20-somethings, too.

The AHA’s annual awards in the field of teaching recognized Zachary M. Schrag (George Mason University), Katie Stringer Clary (Coastal Carolina University), Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School, and Orli Kleiner (Brooklyn Technical High School). Nominations for next year’s awards should be submitted to the American Historical Association by May 15, 2023.

Jeanne Theoharis gathered middle- and high-school teachers to come up with lessons related to The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks.

“Right now,” says the Uvalde teacher falsely accused of leaving open a door, “I’m lost.”

A man from Alabama posed as a pre-med student (’25) at Stanford for the last year and a half.

“The problem isn’t that [the academic canon wars] went too far”, writes 🕛 John Michael Colón. “It would be better to say that they stopped too soon.”

This week, the artist sometimes known as Kanye West may or may not have closed his Donda Academy, sometimes known as a school.

The Prevent surveillance program, which targets Muslims in British schools and universities, violates European law, according to an NGO report issued this week.

The new season of Slate’s podcast One Year focuses on 1942. This week, “The Year Everyone Got Married” ⏳ profiles Millie and Leo Summergrad—along with nearly two million other couples who married, often right out of school, as young Americans went off to war.

College football and traumatic brain injury: What did the NCAA know, when did it know it, and why have the records disappeared?

About those fallen NAEP reading and math scores, says 🕛 Jay Wamsted, “I cannot stress the level to which I do not care.”