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A new survey from the EdWeek Research Center finds that, given a choice of different ways to increase compensation, teachers say the prospect of salary increases that keep up with inflation are more likely to keep them in the classroom than other financial perks—including more generous family leave policies.
Dealing with student behavioral and mental health issues has been many teachers’ biggest barrier to addressing unfinished learning, according to a Khan Academy survey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.