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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.
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 and localities are underfunding districts with the most students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and English learners, The Education Trust finds.
Data suggests while 79% of high schoolers are interested in work-based learning experiences, just 34% know of opportunities.
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.
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.
Differences in test results between high- and low-achieving students suggest teachers are likely supporting a wider range of academic needs.
As the registered apprenticeship model gains steam for addressing teacher shortages, experts suggest strategies for successful development.
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.