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To fill teacher jobs, community colleges offer new degrees

Community college-based teaching programs are rare, but growing. They can dramatically cut the cost and raise the convenience of earning a teaching degree, while making a job in education accessible to a wider diversity of people.

October 6, 2022 | Associated Press
With students in turmoil, US teachers train in mental health

The California Department of Education is funding a Youth Mental Health First Aid program for any school district requesting it, and the pandemic has accelerated moves to make such courses a state requirement. The training program is operated by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and available in every state.

April 4, 2022 | Associated Press
Balancing hopes, dreams and a low-paying college major

Liberal arts grads face longer odds compared with science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees, but a well-chosen humanities major doesn’t have to be a vow of poverty, writes Anna Helhoski.

February 24, 2022 | Associated Press
California State University prepares to drop SATs and ACTs

California State University is poised to eliminate SAT and ACT standardized tests from its undergraduate admissions process, following a trend in higher education over concerns that the exams are unfair to minority and low-income students.

January 26, 2022 | Associated Press
Career Education Making a Comeback in US High Schools

There was an emergency in Room 14. Three girls injured, one with a broken thighbone and maybe something more serious. Snapping on sterile gloves and kneeling before the worst-off patient, two 17-year-olds went to work.

April 27, 2016 | Associated Press