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The COVID-19 Economy Is Putting Vulnerable Students’ Career Prospects at High Risk

Through online learning, educators are getting a glimpse of the virtual working skills that students are likely to need for the digital workplace of the future, including time management and collaboration and communication online. But it’s unclear if students in virtual or hybrid learning environments are picking up these skills during the pandemic, especially the most vulnerable students.

March 2, 2021 | EdWeek
How to Get More Students of Color Into STEM: Tackle Bias, Expand Resources

Only 7 percent of the people who earn STEM degrees are Black and 12 percent are Hispanic, according to the most recent federal data. Addressing bias and expanding resources may help bring more students of color into STEM fields.

March 2, 2021 | EdWeek
Senate Confirms Miguel Cardona as Education Secretary

The U.S. Senate confirmed Miguel Cardona to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education, placing him in the role as the nation’s education system faces an unprecedented crisis.

March 1, 2021 | EdWeek
The Pandemic Is Shaking Up the World of Work: Schools Need to Help Students Prepare

COVID-19 has deeply impacted workforce development. K-12 education can help young graduates meet the needs of the new and changing world of work.

February 18, 2021 | EdWeek
How School Districts Are Keeping Diverse Teacher Recruitment at the Top of Their Agenda

Palm Beach County shares how they are continuing to keep equity at the center of teacher recruitment.

February 17, 2021 | EdWeek
An Untapped Path to Equity Runs Through Career-Technical Education

Susana Cordova, a member of the 2018 class of Leaders To Learn From, shares her ideas on how career-technical education can be leveraged as part of racial justice work.

February 17, 2021 | EdWeek
6 Big Questions Superintendents Are Asking About the CDC Guidance

Superintendents continue to wrestle with the finer points about opening schools and how to put into action the lengthy guidance released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

February 17, 2021 | EdWeek
Congress Eyes Major Expansion of Apprenticeship Programs

A measure moving through Congress would greatly expand apprenticeship programs for students pursuing careers in areas including computer science, green jobs, and cybersecurity.

February 10, 2021 | EdWeek
Implementing ‘Multiple Career Pathways to Engage All Learners’

Industry-themed pathways help increase student engagement, especially in the older grades.

February 10, 2021 | EdWeek