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New Research Looks for Better Ways for Schools to Recruit Teachers of Color

Over the past two years, the nonprofit Digital Promise has been leading research into why schools have found it difficult to recruit and retain teachers of color—and to try to work with teachers of color in districts around the country to find new approaches that work better.

May 10, 2022 | EdSurge
Forget Unpaid Internships. Instead, Colleges Should Offer Work-Based Courses.

It's time for universities to evolve when it comes to job training, or else they will risk becoming obsolete, writes Kevin Fauzie.

May 9, 2022 | EdSurge
How Schools Can Build a Culture of Support for Educator Mental Health

Through the Voices of Change project, EdSurge has been conversing with educators and school leaders to understand how schools are adapting to meet the needs of their learning communities as they face the 2021-22 school year. EdSurge researchers conducted surveys and facilitated focus groups, small-group virtual convenings and in-depth interviews with more than 90 educators to learn more about their experiences.

April 29, 2022 | EdSurge
Employers Claim to Value Alternative Credentials. Do Their Practices Match Their Promises?

New research published by the Society for Human Resource Management finds that even though executives say they support alternative credentials, the practices and attitudes of mid-level managers and HR professionals do not always value these upstart certifications.

April 20, 2022 | EdSurge
Sec. Cardona: This Is Our Moment to Improve Education. Here’s Our Plan.

The Education Secretary lays out his department's values and priorities for improving education in this next phase of COVID-19 recovery.

April 18, 2022 | EdSurge
Is a College Degree the Worst Investment You Can Make — or the Best?

Is a university degree “the worst investment a young person can make?” That question was the focus of a surprising debate held at a recent education conference. And the people arguing for and against the motion were both devoted educators.

April 12, 2022 | EdSurge
Teenagers on the Journey Toward Good Lives

In 2021, nine students shared their hopes and fears about life after high school. Where did they end up?

April 6, 2022 | EdSurge
Social-Emotional Learning Works. But It Cannot Replace Mental Illness Care.

Social-emotional learning, or SEL, is not designed to address (diagnose or treat) mental illness, though it may create conditions for noticing and concern, writes Robert F. Sherman. What it can do is play an important role in promoting stronger human development and more responsive school environments.

April 5, 2022 | EdSurge
Education Needs a Reset. We Can Start by Listening to Our Teachers.

What too few politicians and parents are talking about is the dire state of the career pipeline for teachers, the ones we’ll be depending on to lead the post-pandemic learning recovery in our classrooms over the next few years—not to mention for the next generation, writes Elissa Vanaver.

April 4, 2022 | EdSurge