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A pair of reports released by Chiefs for Change detail strategies for strengthening career and technical education programs to expand students' access to clear pathways for jobs in high-paying, in-demand fields.
While testing experts are optimistic amid high participation in some states, they urge caution in interpretation, particularly at the local level.
Reports detail how pre-pandemic funding and spending practices can inform COVID-19 recovery strategy as fiscal cliffs loom for districts.
School leaders have a responsibility to promote civic education, even during times when there is hyper-partisanship and harsh rhetoric, said a new report published in the journal Democracy & Education that focused on the importance of K-12 educators’ roles in preserving democracy.
Through the process of connecting more closely each student, children will feel their teachers understand them on a personal level, not just as a name in a roll book. In turn, students may gain confidence in themselves and achieve more academically.
According to the 2021 Building A Grad Nation report from the America’s Promise Alliance, an estimated 3 million students stopped going to school altogether when the COVID-19 pandemic forced a transition to virtual learning.
Programming can facilitate "grow-your-own" teacher initiatives, entry to skilled trades, and higher grad rates, benefiting students and districts alike.
Educators in these Minnesota and Tennessee schools have integrated SEL curriculum throughout the day — with exercises included for staff, as well.
Knowing the critical role CTE will play in the near future and the impact on the long-term health of the nation's essential industries, it's important that academic teachers, counselors and administrators take steps to interact more with their school's CTE programs and better integrate them into the school community, writes National Center for Construction Education and Research's Jonathan Arnholz.