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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.

December 14, 2022 | K-12 Dive
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

December 12, 2022 | K-12 Dive
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.

December 8, 2022 | K-12 Dive
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.

December 5, 2022 | K-12 Dive
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.

November 29, 2022 | K-12 Dive
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.

November 23, 2022 | K-12 Dive
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.

November 16, 2022 | K-12 Dive
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.

November 16, 2022 | K-12 Dive
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.

November 4, 2022 | K-12 Dive