Not Enough Students Have Mentors

No one succeeds on their own, writes Andre Perry. The myth of individual exceptionalism, that truly motivated people can pull themselves up by their boot straps, obscures how people really get ahead. Schools and businesses can meet halfway to close the mentorship gap. Source: The Hechinger Report

Police-Grade Surveillance Technology Comes to the Playground

After Parkland, schools are installing gunshot-detection systems typically used in cities like Oakland and Chicago. But are they worth the expense?  The enormous investments presented by these surveillance systems have dubious benefits, according to many experts. Source: The Atlantic 

Organizing Blitz in Minnesota

Education support professionals went door to door to sign up new members in a successful summer organizing program. Source: Education Minnesota