THE WARREN WEEKLY
Changing Education Edition Friday April 29, 2016
Are the rising amount of tests in the U.S. causing more stress for students? Well according to Stanford School of Medicine, studies show that children between the ages of 7-17 treated for depression has more than doubled between 1995 and 2001. Much of this stress is caused by standardized testing and high stakes testing starting in grades as young as 1st grade. Another thing that is causing lots of stress are college admissions as they are becoming more and more demanding in things like more tests, more rigorous classes, and more applications. Studies have also showed that some students have coped with testing anxiety/stress by smoking, taking drugs, and self-harming. And recent studies revealed that 96% of 1300 students felt anxious about exams/revision.
Is technology taking over in schools?
Recent studies reveal that combined schools in the U.S. spend more than 3 billion dollars per year on digital content. And between 2013-2014 alone schools have purchased more than 23 million devices alone in classrooms. But as the amount of technology in schools grow maintence and upgrades are becoming a big problem. And in Florida almost 45,000 students grades 6-12 are taking classes online. Some even fear that some day technology might replace teachers. But as many think this might happen in the near future it is still far off as print still accounts for 70% of pre-K-12 instructional materials in the U.S.
Back to School Drive!!!
Sunday, Aug. 28th, 8:30am-8:30pm
Oakland Avenue at E Broadway, Waukesha, WI, United States
Are Rising Costs Too Much?
Many people are worrying about the rising costs of school supplies as they are expected to make a total of about 68 billion dollars this year (K-12 student and colledge students combined). And this years average cost for one student K-12 is $100 on just basic school supplies. One mom reported having bought everything on the list and spending $400. With back to school supplies including clothes, shoes, and electronics too most parents will spend about $669.28 per kid. Teachers too are paying about $485 or more of their own money on school supplies for their classrooms causing us all to worry about the rising costs of school materials/supplies.
Averages Spent on School Supplies
School Supplies - $101.18
Clothes - $231.30
Shoes - $124.46
Electronics - $212-230