Week Links in Education: Feb. 11

Stories and essays, particularly related to education in the United States, that caught my attention this week.

In the last full academic year, U.K. universities saw a sharp decline in new enrollments by E.U. students but a large increase in non-E.U. international enrollments.

Jessamyn Neuhaus talked about the Hollywood cliché of the charismatic “super-teacher”—and named one television show that gets teaching right.

Investigating its own failure during the Uvalde school massacre, the Texas state police agency fired one sergeant and plans to fire one Texas ranger. Ninety-one of its employees responded to the massacre as it happened.

An independent investigation found that Jean Vanier established L’Arche International, a network of communities caring for people with intellectual disabilities, as cover for reuniting a sex cult that had been disbanded by the Vatican.

It’s not a representative sample, but Boston University researchers announced that they have detected chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of 345 (92%) of the 376 former NFL players they’ve studied—including former players from both of the teams in this weekend’s Super Bowl.

Stanford University researchers studying why U.S. public schools have lost 1.2 million students during the pandemic found that 14% of those students have enrolled in private schools, 26% became homeschoolers, and 26% may represent a decline in the school-age population. The remaining 34% are harder to identify, but some are probably students who skipped kindergarten.

Absenteeism has been high among teenagers in British schools, with a third of 15-year-olds being “persistently absent” from schools in England this year.

Temple University is retaliating against a strike by some of its graduate workers, taking an action that is likely to force them out of graduate school entirely.

Despite its recent statements implying otherwise, the College Board seems to have been in direct negotiations with Florida officials over the contents of its AP African American studies curriculum as early as September 2022.

A study found that attending Tulsa’s free pre-K program made students more likely to enroll in college years later.