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Here’s What’s Drawing Aspiring Teachers to the Field

For four student-teachers in North Carolina, teaching’s low pay and heavy workload were a concern, but not enough to deter them from joining the profession. Here they explain what’s kept them interested in becoming teachers—above all, the ability to make an impact in the lives of their students.

June 14, 2022 | EdWeek
What’s Ahead for the Nation’s First Federally Approved Teacher-Apprenticeship Program?

Tennessee’s Grow Your Own (GYO) work is an educator-preparation strategy focused on developing and retaining candidates from local communities, for local communities. Learn more about their work and what's ahead.

June 14, 2022 | EdWeek
What Happens When Districts, States, and Universities Collaborate on Principal-Prep?

What happens when the major players in university principal preparation—states, districts, and universities—get together to work on improving those programs? Notable change can be the result, though some of it may be incremental, according to a new analysis by the RAND Corporation of a five-year initiative to reform university-based principal-prep programs in seven states.

June 11, 2022 | EdWeek
School Enrollment Crashed in Fall 2020, the Steepest Drop Since 1943

Schools experienced the largest single-year drop in enrollment since World War II during the first year of the COVID-10 pandemic, new data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ 2022 Condition of Education Report show.

June 8, 2022 | EdWeek
Alternative Certification Programs Are Booming. But Candidates Aren’t Finishing

Alternative-certification programs have long been thought of as one solution to teacher shortages, but a new analysis shows that the number of candidates completing those programs has declined over the past decade, despite a boom in enrollments and new offerings.

June 7, 2022 | EdWeek
Ignore NAEP. Better Yet, Abolish It

National (and international) tests aren’t going to ‘fix’ education, writes Al Kingsley.

June 6, 2022 | EdWeek
High School Graduation Is Down. There Are No Quick Fixes

With creative planning rooted in research-backed strategies, schools and districts can devise meaningful supports for the students most impacted by the pandemic and build toward a more robust academic safety net for all students—one that allows them to persist toward meaningful diplomas without compromising their futures or delaying their dreams, writes Robert Balfanz & Karen Hawley Miles.

May 26, 2022 | EdWeek
How Much Trauma Can Our Schools Withstand?

Once again, the nation has called upon its K-12 educators to withstand unimaginable tragedy, and to carry our children to emotional safety. And despite a wrenching, nonstop barrage of pain—a pandemic, a racial reckoning, and multiple mass shootings—that’s what they are doing.

May 26, 2022 | EdWeek
The Teaching Profession Is ‘Crumbling': What Can School Leaders Do to Help?

The longstanding structural problems—a ballooning workload, scant resources, difficult working conditions—have become more urgent lately as schools grapple with staffing shortages and struggle to meet students’ academic and social needs, in the wake of a global pandemic.

May 20, 2022 | EdWeek