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What We’re Reading: Week of March 7, 2022

March 11, 2022

Happy Friday! This week, we’re excited to see Linked Learning pathways named in Elena Parent and Steven L. Reed’s op-ed in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. We’re also reading stories on updating higher education rankings to be reflective of social and economic mobility metrics, preparing the next generation of equity-minded principals, and an analysis of community-driven teacher preparation programs. Thanks for reading with us!

Linked Learning in the News
Helping students with higher education jumpstarts success, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Rather than waiting for Congress to act, states and localities must seize this moment created by an influx in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan signed by President Biden last March, writes Elena Parent and Steven L. Reed.

Let’s Dump the Obsession With Standardized Testing, EdWeek
Standardized-test scores should not be the only indicator that defines the effectiveness of a school. Schools should be evaluated by using a holistic approach that encompasses all educators are required to do when it comes to servicing students, writes Denita Harris.

Higher Education
Will adding a social and economic mobility metric to Carnegie Classifications drive colleges' behavior?, Higher Ed Dive
At its annual meeting, the American Council on Education articulates a vision to enable broader recognition for institutions.

Program Aims to Train the Next Generation of Equity-Focused Principals, Diverse Education
Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, education company New Leaders, and ed-tech company Noodle have partnered to create a program that will produce more people of color to become principals in the public K-12 school systems.

Workforce Development
Analysis: Study of 6 ‘Grow Your Own’ Teacher Prep Programs Shows How They Can Improve the Diversity of the Workforce, The 74 Million
New research shows that local, “grow your own” alternative teacher preparation programs can help to strengthen the diversity of the teaching workforce, as well as enable districts to address broader staffing challenges.

Gainful employment proposal looks at college vs. high school grads' earnings, Higher Ed Dive
Proposed revisions would attempt to ensure career education graduates can find work and pay off their loans.