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How Bad Is the Teacher Shortage? Depends Where You Live.

Urgently needed: teachers in struggling districts, certified in math or special education. Perks: maybe a pay raise, or how about a four-day week?

August 29, 2022 | New York Times
The Potential Dark Side of a White-Hot Labor Market

The strong job market may be about to take a turn for the worse. That could come to haunt those who made choices based on today’s conditions.

June 6, 2022 | New York Times
School Counselors on How to Help Students Recover From Pandemic Stress

In a New York Times survey of 362 members from the American School Counselor Association, they said they were worried about basic skills like children’s ability to learn and make friends, and about alarming increases in anxiety, suicidal thoughts and vandalism. But they are also reassured by the progress children have made since schools reopened, and their willingness to seek help.

May 29, 2022 | New York Times
School Is Back in Person, but the Five-Day School Week Often Isn’t

The New York Times asked 148,000 parents how many days of school their children missed in January. A quarter said more than a week.

February 28, 2022 | New York Times
‘It’s Just Stressful’: Students Feel the Weight of Pandemic Uncertainty

The pandemic has changed children. Some can’t shake that feeling of instability. Others are taking on adult responsibilities. And anxiety is all around.

January 30, 2022 | New York Times
Put Down Your No. 2 Pencils. Forever.

The SAT will go completely digital by 2024 amid questions about whether college admissions tests are fair, or even necessary.

January 25, 2022 | New York Times
Millions Have Lost a Step Into the Middle Class, Researchers Say

The new figure points to the challenge for the majority of Americans who do not have a four-year college degree.

January 14, 2022 | New York Times
Should California De-Track Math?

The most populous state is considering big changes to math instruction.

November 10, 2021 | New York Times
California Tries to Close the Gap in Math, but Sets Off a Backlash

Proposed guidelines in the state would de-emphasize calculus, reject the idea that some children are naturally gifted and build a connection to social justice. Critics say math shouldn’t be political.

November 4, 2021 | New York Times