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Unique internship has high schoolers working alongside software programmers and they’re getting paid!

Code2College is increasing diversity in tech through after school programming classes for high schoolers and paid internships.

November 30, 2021 | WorkingNation
Share of Common App colleges requiring admissions tests continues to plummet

Just 5% of roughly 900 colleges that are members of the Common App, the online application portal, mandated test scores, falling from 11% in the 2020-21 admissions year, according to a new report.

November 29, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
Responding to Desperate Need for More Health Care Workers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. lost 17,500 health care workers in September and 524,000 health care employees since the start of the pandemic. In mid-October, the Biden administration announced its plans to direct $100 million to the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) to help address the health care worker shortage, which, in addition to nurses, includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other health-related occupations.

November 29, 2021 | Diverse Education
From Associate to B.A.: More people can finish a four-year degree at community colleges

Nearly half of states allow some community colleges to offer bachelor’s degree programs.

November 29, 2021 | Hechinger Report
“It’s so hard and so challenging”: An oral history of year three of pandemic schooling

Teachers, parents and administrators from across the country told us what it’s like to be in school this year and how completely not normal it’s already become.

November 29, 2021 | Hechinger Report
Apprenticeships may help build the child care workforce

Apprenticeships have traditionally focused on male-dominated jobs in trades like construction, electrical and plumbing, fields with above-average wages. But a handful of states are now certifying apprenticeships in early childhood education, including California.

November 26, 2021 | Marketplace
Schools Cancel Classes to Give Teachers and Students Mental-Health Days

School districts nationwide are canceling classes for what they are calling mental-health days, saying students and staff need the breaks to handle the pressure of returning to school during the Covid-19 pandemic.

November 25, 2021 | Wall Street Journal
Middle school is always hard — and the pandemic made it worse. Here’s what these kids need now.

Middle school has long been difficult for young people to navigate, in part because children are becoming adolescents and social pressures increase. Add to that complications — grief, mental health issues, etc. — brought on by the pandemic, and middle school right now may be more difficult than ever.

November 24, 2021 | Washington Post
Survey: 48% of teachers considering job change

Nearly half — 48% — of 6,000 teachers surveyed in November said they had considered changing jobs in the past month, up from 32% in June, according to data from Teachers Pay Teachers.

November 24, 2021 | K-12 Dive