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With college enrollment tumbling, new strategies are urgently needed

US college enrollments have declined by 3 million students over the past decade. While the decrease has been concentrated in community colleges, it’s coming soon to many four-year institutions, writes Joshua Wyner.

May 23, 2022 | The Hechinger Report
For Black Americans, teaching about systemic racism is more urgent than ever

For many Black educators and students, teaching about race has never felt more important after the Buffalo massacre.

May 20, 2022 | Washington Post
States are mandating Asian American history lessons to stop bigotry

As anti-Asian attacks surge nationwide, a movement is hoping to combat hate with history, pushing states to require lessons on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in public schools.

May 20, 2022 | Washington Post
Helping Students Build Social Capital — and a Path to the Future

It’s time to include social capital alongside the quality academic, skill and work experiences that are already established as essential elements of student success, writes David Etzwiler and Matt Gandal.

May 20, 2022 | The 74 Million
The Teaching Profession Is ‘Crumbling': What Can School Leaders Do to Help?

The longstanding structural problems—a ballooning workload, scant resources, difficult working conditions—have become more urgent lately as schools grapple with staffing shortages and struggle to meet students’ academic and social needs, in the wake of a global pandemic.

May 20, 2022 | EdWeek
Unlike boomers, millennials didn’t find good jobs until their 30s. Here’s what it means for colleges and employers.

New reports describe how education-work pipelines fail many young adults, especially those of low socioeconomic status. What can prompt changes?

May 19, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Communities hit hardest by the pandemic, already struggling, could face a dropout cliff

At West Philadelphia High School, administrators and teachers have tried to cushion the pandemic’s impact and keep students engaged in school.

May 19, 2022 | Hechinger Report
A New AP Precalculus Course Aims to Diversify the Math Pipeline

In an effort to better prepare all students for college-level math courses, the College Board will offer a new AP Precalculus course beginning in fall 2023. It will cover a “broad spectrum of function types that are foundational for careers in mathematics, physics, biology, health science, social science, and data science,” according to the course framework.

May 19, 2022 | EdWeek
Survey: 1 in 4 High School Seniors Changed Post-Graduation Plans Due to COVID

Data from YouthTruth shows English learners, LGBTQ youth and students of color were more likely to reconsider their next steps after high school. The results are based on responses from over 28,000 high school seniors from both 2019 and this year, allowing for comparison to the last senior class to graduate before the pandemic.

May 18, 2022 | The 74 Million