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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
Students' Career Interests Are Changing. Here Is Why Our Teaching Must Change, Too

Where do we begin to make the transition to bridging the gap between traditional instruction and preparation for career opportunities in the social media world? In order to build a responsive curriculum, we must first become adept at the skills, knowledge, and alignment with our academic goals, writes Aisha Douglas.

March 28, 2022 | EdSurge
Teachers Can Positively Impact Education Policy, We Just Have to Use Our Teacher Voice

While elected officials failing to listen to teachers is not a new phenomenon, education is at a turning point. We have to get creative about how we get involved because there is power in the classroom teachers sharing their experiences from the classroom, writes educator Geoffrey Carlisle.

March 24, 2022 | EdSurge
Want Students Who Think for Themselves? Let’s Eliminate Our Standardized School System

The way forward is to create systems and cultures to celebrate our learners' strengths while supporting their individual needs. Every child deserves to feel confident in middle school without conforming to a standardized system, writes music teacher Zachary Morita.

March 22, 2022 | EdSurge
What Colleges and Job-Training Programs Can Learn From Teenagers’ Hopes and Fears

If leaders of colleges and companies, philanthropies and governments who are busy redesigning postsecondary pathways stopped and listened to teenagers, what would they learn? To find out, EdSurge interviewed nine high school students from across the U.S. about the lives they’re working toward and the choices they’re making to get there.

March 22, 2022 | EdSurge