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We Are More Than Our Grades: A Student’s Perspective
Bailey Striepling is a Marquette University senior and dean’s list student currently working toward her bachelor’s degree in journalism with minors in business administration and public relations. There is danger in too much academic pressure, she writes.
Youth Apprenticeships Are Growing, But Disparities Remain. How Can Districts Help?
A recent report from the nonprofit Jobs for the Future found he number of new youth apprentices grew between 2010 and 2020. But the progress in the number of available apprenticeships—programs registered with the U.S. Department of Labor that give participants paid, on-the-job training that often lead directly to a job upon completion—is overshadowed by sustained disparities among participants and their outcomes including wages the Jobs of the Future report says.
The Status of the Teaching Profession Is at a 50-Year Low. What Can We Do About It?
In a new paper, researchers at Brown University and the University at Albany compiled and analyzed decades’ worth of national data from more than a dozen sources about factors like teachers’ morale, the perceived prestige of the profession, and interest in entering the field, to create an annual profile of the profession between 1970 and 2022.
Biden Administration Urges Schools to Expand Apprenticeships and Career Learning
The “Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success” initiative includes an additional $5.6 million through the federal Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which provides around $1.2 billion annually in career and technical education. The Perkins funding, along with funds from the $120 billion allocated to K-12 schools through the American Rescue Plan, will be used to expand and support work-based learning opportunities.
Could Educator Shortages Affect the Future Workforce? Here’s What Business Leaders Think
A recent survey from Kelly Education, which included responses from leaders of large, mid-size, and small companies, found that employers fear that the educator shortage could lead to a generation of unprepared workers who lack skills like problem-solving and creativity.
Why It’s So Hard to Weave Social-Emotional Learning Into Academics
Nearly two-thirds of educators said that weaving SEL skills into academic subjects is challenging, according to a survey of 824 educators conducted by the EdWeek Research Center.
New Guide Pairs Research and Policy on Recruiting, Retaining Teachers of Color
A new guide offers researchers, policymakers, district and school leaders, and classroom teachers alike insights for engaging in evidence-based policies and other actions that can be taken to meet the urgent need to recruit and retain teachers of color.
Students Say Depression, Anxiety Are Holding Them Back. But They Can’t Find Help at School
Middle and high school students say overwhelmingly that depression, stress, and anxiety are the biggest barriers to their learning, according to a new report released by YouthTruth, a nonprofit that surveys K-12 students and families for school districts.
An Idaho Student Won a School Board Seat. He Has a Message for Students Everywhere
Shiva Rajbhandari, a senior at Boise High School in Idaho, was sworn in last month as a member of the Boise School District Board of Trustees, becoming the first student to serve on that city’s school board.