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It’s Time to Rethink the ‘One Teacher, One Classroom’ Model

The last few years have taken a toll on our teachers. The COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing cultural divisions, and the Uvalde, Texas, massacre all weigh heavily. Morale is at an all-time low. Now is the time to rethink the teaching profession, writes Irene Chen and Stephanie Banchero.

July 20, 2022 | EdWeek
Academic Recovery From the Pandemic Will Outlast Funding by Years

From the beginning, educators have seen pandemic recovery as a marathon rather than a sprint. The latest data suggest helping students regain academic ground could be more of a yearslong endurance trek—one that is likely to outlast current federal and state money to support it.

July 19, 2022 | EdWeek
Use Your ‘Teacher Voice,’ Jill Biden Urges in a Push for Political Activism

The prevailing message from speakers at the American Federation of Teachers’ convention: U.S. democracy is in trouble, and educators must keep fighting for change—beginning with the looming midterm elections. First Lady Jill Biden, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, and U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey spoke to more than 2,000 union delegates, urging them to organize, canvass, and vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

July 15, 2022 | EdWeek
Biden Administration Boosts Grants for Community Schools, Sharpens Funding Priorities

The Biden administration will prioritize community schools that provide integrated support, expanded learning opportunities, collaborative leadership, and family and community engagement when awarding $68 million in grants through its Full-Service Community Schools Program.

July 12, 2022 | EdWeek
Latino Students’ Gains Threatened by the Pandemic, Analysis Finds

Latinos students have made academic progress over the last two to three decades—including rising high school graduation rates and enrollment in post-secondary education. But policymakers must now work to address setbacks to this progress caused by the pandemic.

July 11, 2022 | EdWeek
Schools Can Do More Than ‘Return to Normal.’ Here’s How

What would it look like for schools to "return to normal" after the pandemic, and is that even possible? If aspects of learning and support were not present pre-Covid, we should look to change and new innovation.

July 7, 2022 | EdWeek
A Later Start Time for Schools in California: The Pros and the Cons

Starting this fall California high schools and middle schools won't be allowed to start before 8:30 am and 8:00 am, respectively, following a state law proposed in 2019.

June 30, 2022 | EdWeek
How Teacher Prep Programs Should Help Future Educators adapt to crisis and change

During the pandemic, teachers were forced to take on responsibilities and roles that exceeded their mental and job capabilities. Here are recommendations as to how teacher education programs should adapt.

June 29, 2022 | EdWeek
States Relax Teacher Certification Rules to Combat Shortages

Last year, almost half of district leaders reported difficulty finding and hiring full-time teachers. With the severe teacher shortages increasing, policymakers are taking steps to relax their states’ certification requirements to get more teachers in the classroom and circumvent shortages across the country.

June 28, 2022 | EdWeek