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Guiding Young People Not to Colleges or Careers — But to Good Lives

Economic and social disparities plays out as teenagers make decisions about what to do after high school. And it’s complicated by common wisdom that advises young people that the path to dreams almost always passes through college—even though only some students make it there, and even fewer graduate.

March 22, 2022 | EdSurge
To Close the Educational Equity Gap, Teachers Have to Understand Their Position of Power

No matter where you are, teachers are in a position of power. For teachers who work in communities with large populations of historically marginalized groups, they have a disproportionate amount of power in the classroom, writes Ka’ua Adams.

March 21, 2022 | EdSurge
When Best Practices Fail Black and Brown Students, We Must Challenge Our Moral Contradictions

While we honor our journey and evolution in education, we must also deal with the repercussions our pendulum-swinging education system has had on the most marginalized students, writes Deitra Colquitt.

March 17, 2022 | EdSurge
Investing in Teachers Is Our Nation’s Most Important Jobs Strategy

As we enter long-COVID recovery, the educator workforce must be prioritized in discussions about the economy and jobs. Here is why: The educator workforce makes local economies work; the educator workforce makes families work; and the educator workforce prepares the future workforce, writes Stephanie Malia Krauss.

March 1, 2022 | EdSurge
Community Colleges Must Put the ‘Education’ Back in Workforce Education

Postsecondary institutions are charged with developing people's academic skills, technical skills and positioning them for jobs and additional education through high-quality degree programs. Community colleges in particular have a difficult dual mission to train students for work and additional education, writes Palm Beach State College's associate dean of industrial and technical programs Thomas Gauthier.

February 28, 2022 | EdSurge
Colleges Can Make Calculus a Gateway — Not a Gatekeeper — to STEM Fields

With science and technology jobs expected to grow twice as fast as other occupations over the next decade amid rapidly shifting demographics, creating a robust and diverse pipeline into STEM fields is essential to ensuring U.S. competitiveness and working toward racial equity. But neither will happen unless we address the fundamental gatekeeper to all STEM fields: undergraduate calculus, writes Melodie Baker, National Policy Director for Just Equations.

February 10, 2022 | EdSurge
What It Takes to Recruit Future Teachers During the Pandemic

Although the majority of educator-preparation programs saw no or relatively small enrollment changes in fall of 2020 and fall of 2021, 20 percent of institutions saw a decline in new undergrad enrollment that exceeded 10 percent, according to survey data from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. And in fall 2021, 13 percent of responding institutions reported significant declines in new graduate student enrollment.

February 7, 2022 | EdSurge
Secretary of Education Envisions Solutions that are Low-Tech, High-Touch

Cardona made several detailed recommendations for how schools might put federal pandemic-relief dollars to use to ensure that more students can thrive—especially as many children struggle to adjust to the social-emotional and academic challenges the pandemic either created or worsened.

January 27, 2022 | EdSurge
To Help Fight a Mental Health Crisis in Schools, Community Groups Step In

With an influx of federal pandemic relief funding and potential money from the state budget surplus, many districts in California find themselves flush with more resources for mental health services than they’ve had in years. But that funding is running up against a familiar problem: staffing shortages. To fill the gap, some districts are partnering with community organizations to bring essential services to struggling students using human infrastructure that already exists.

January 4, 2022 | EdSurge