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'Academic Career Plans' Have Students Exploring Careers as Early as Kindergarten

States are requiring 'academic career plans' to get students thinking about future jobs sooner -- and save them from college debt.

August 27, 2022 | The 74 Million
‘Untapped Talent’: TA to BA Teacher Prep Program Scales Six-Fold Amid Shortages

Two years in, fellowship training teaching assistants into lead teachers expands to new cities and “grow-your-own” programs are taking hold nationwide.

August 23, 2022 | The 74 Million
Los Angeles Skilled Trades Program Mixes Summer Jobs and Training All in One

This five-week paid program is one of five projects serving more than 200 county youth, many in charter schools or academic recovery programs, in the Los Angeles County Skilled Trades Summers program, which is privately funded by Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, a program of the Smidt Foundation.

August 15, 2022 | The 74 Million
Teens Have Changed Their Higher Ed Plans — Survey Shows They May Never Go Back

According to a recent survey we at EdChoice conducted in conjunction with Morning Consult, teenagers are embracing their agency in an increasingly broad array of choices. What they told us might worry institutions of higher education — because the next generation appears less interested in the traditional college pipeline.

August 9, 2022 | The 74 Million
Educators’ Poor Morale Matters, Even If They Don’t Quit. Here’s Why

Steiner, Schwartz, Diliberti: Low morale in today’s educators may dissuade tomorrow’s from entering the field. Stressed-out teachers are often absent.

August 8, 2022 | The 74 Million
How Universities Are Offering New Ways to Help Freshmen Upended by Pandemic

Some schools are providing extra help for incoming first-year students amid concerns the pandemic left high schoolers unprepared for higher studies.

August 7, 2022 | The 74 Million
Educator’s View: How My Ohio District is Recruiting and Retaining Black Teachers

Having at least one Black teacher in elementary school reduces the chances of dropping out by 29% among low-income Black students and by 39% for very low-income Black males. Black students who have just one Black teacher by third grade are 13% more likely to enroll in college, while those who have two Black teachers are 32% more likely. However, Black classroom teachers make up only 7% of the entire workforce, even though Black children make up at least 16% of the student population.

August 3, 2022 | The 74 Million
7 Things We Learned About COVID’s Impact on Education From Survey of 800 Schools

A series of surveys sent between January and May reveal how the pandemic has shaped absenteeism, student behavior, mental health and staffing problems.

July 19, 2022 | The 74 Million
Most Students Who Left College During COVID Want to Return — But Many Can’t

Money, stress and family & work obligations are keeping students from returning to college and earning their degrees, survey finds.

July 13, 2022 | The 74 Million