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GAO: Ed Department has more work ahead in addressing teacher shortages
To successfully address the nationwide teacher shortage, the U.S. Department of Education needs to clearly communicate time frames, milestones and performance measures on this issue, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported.
CDC: 3 in 4 high schoolers faced potential trauma during pandemic
About three out of four high school students reported at least one potentially traumatizing experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in October. In addition, over half (53%) of the 4,390 high school students studied reported up to two adverse childhood experiences.
How schools are moving away from remedial summer learning
During the National Summer Learning Association conference this week, two district leaders shared details of their schools’ transition to accelerated learning.
A third of parents say their child struggled in school during 2020-21
In a Child Mind Institute survey, 40% of parents also said their child’s mood worsened during the pandemic due to issues such as anxiety and higher stress.
Ed Department announces $8M grant competition to increase teacher diversity
The Hawkins grants will fund applicants who plan to incorporate evidence-driven practices into their teacher preparation programs.
3 superintendents detail priorities for the new school year
Staff recruitment and retention, student and family engagement, and school safety are among top focus areas, district leaders said.
Loosened teacher qualifications remain a key concern in shortage discussions
When finding solutions to the teacher shortage for some districts and states, there’s a fine line between innovative and concerning ideas, panelists said during a webinar hosted by the Johns Hopkins School of Education.
Staffed Up: North Dakota invests in online ed prep to train rural teachers
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is dedicating $2 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for scholarships to help aspiring educators.
Public school enrollment down for second consecutive year
Public school enrollment remains down for a second consecutive year, at 49.5 million in fall 2021 compared to 49.4 million in fall 2020, according to preliminary federal counts from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. Comparatively, pre-pandemic enrollment was at 50.8 million students in fall 2019.