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Survey: Most high school graduates don’t feel prepared for college, career decisions
Three-fourths of high school graduates say they were moderately, slightly or not at all prepared to make college or career decisions after graduation. Specifically, 57% said they had five or less conversations with high school teachers and counselors about their post-high school plans, according to a survey recently released by YouScience, a company that gives students career guidance.
Completion higher for alternative teacher prep programs affiliated with higher ed
University-based alternative teacher preparation programs are producing more graduates than non-higher education institutions over time, according to an analysis released this month by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
States failing to provide equitable funding for underserved students
States and localities are underfunding districts with the most students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and English learners, The Education Trust finds.
8 strategies for districts looking to add or expand internship programs
Data suggests while 79% of high schoolers are interested in work-based learning experiences, just 34% know of opportunities.
College completion rates stall at 62.3%, report finds
The six-year completion rate for undergraduates who started college in 2016 reached 62.3%, the highest level this decade but only 0.1 percentage point above the previous year’s cohort, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
How 4 districts are infusing equitable practices into accelerated learning
A district guide from The Education Trust focuses on five key areas for advancing equity and rigor in the use of American Rescue Plan funds.
Studies show wider variation in student performance than before pandemic
Differences in test results between high- and low-achieving students suggest teachers are likely supporting a wider range of academic needs.
Staffed Up: 7 tips to keep in mind when forming a registered teacher apprenticeship
As the registered apprenticeship model gains steam for addressing teacher shortages, experts suggest strategies for successful development.
Report: Middle school students need tailored instruction and supports
Strategies specific to middle schools — such as creating teams of teachers to foster positive relationships with students and training teachers to have effective communication with parents — can better help set tweens and teens up for success in high school and beyond, a paper from Chiefs for Change recommends.