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Short on Teachers, Michigan Schools Try to Grow Their Own

Among the teacher shortages, some Michigan high schoolers are involved in Educator's Rising, a national program offered as an elective for high school juniors and seniors considering careers as teachers.

July 7, 2022 | The 74
New Study: Black, Special Needs Kids Punished at Greater Rate Through Pandemic

NYU research shows student behavior worsened last year, with Black children and those with special needs disciplined far more often than white students and others in general education

July 7, 2022 | The 74
How 12 Educators and Mentors are Weaving a Strong Society, Starting with Schools

During the past 6 months, a team with The 74 found and celebrated educators who persevered through the hardships of the pandemic to help their students continue to succeed in school and beyond.

June 30, 2022 | The 74
NC Gov.’s DRIVE Task Force Unveils Plan to Recruit and Retain Teachers of Color

North Carolina leadership launched a task force that focuses on two phases of the teacher pipeline: recruiting and retaining teachers of color while holding employers accountable for diversifying their teacher forces.

June 28, 2022 | The 74
How Schools & Communities Can Work Together for the Betterment of Both

Through the pandemic, it has been made clear that schools work as a multifaceted connector across communities and generations.

June 27, 2022 | The 74
National Education Data: K-12 Enrollment More Racially Diverse Compared to a Decade Ago

Over the last 10 years, K-12 public school has seen a decrease in the share of white and Black students, while the Hispanic percentage grew. In 2009, Hispanic students made up 22%. Now it’s 28%.

June 27, 2022 | The 74
Educator’s View: As a Teacher, I Feel More Powerless and Stressed Than Ever

With the pandemic, workload, low pay, student pay, and more gun violence, teachers are expected to compartmentalize. But they have run out of compartments to fill.

June 26, 2022 | The 74
New Ken Burns PBS Documentary Offers Raw Look at the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Roughly half of mental illnesses start by age 14 and 75% occur by age 24. Brothers Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers worked to create a documentary to tell the story of how everyone, no matter their background, is affected by America’s mental health crisis.

June 25, 2022 | The 74
Fueled by Grants, States Bet Innovative Career Training Programs Will Lure Disengaged Youth Back to School After COVID — Starting in Middle School

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced $25 million in new grants in two states and nine cities — the latest in a series of initiatives by private donors and state and civic leaders — to boost promising career-pathway programs at a time when they are particularly suited to addressing educational inequities widened by COVID.

November 9, 2021 | The 74
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