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Helping Young People Ages 14-24 Shift From HS to College, Work & Beyond

The decade between ages 14 & 24 is crucial for young people and for the future of the workforce. Education leaders should help make a seamless transition from middle school to high school, college and careers, writes All4Ed's Deborah S. Delisle and Linked Learning Alliance's Anne Stanton.

May 24, 2022 | The 74 Million
Allan: With $175G Grants, Accelerate ED Looks to Better Link K-12, College & Work

With $175,000 grants, new Accelerate ED 'design sprint' looks to better link K-12, college & work.

May 24, 2022 | The 74 Million
Helping Students Build Social Capital — and a Path to the Future

It’s time to include social capital alongside the quality academic, skill and work experiences that are already established as essential elements of student success, writes David Etzwiler and Matt Gandal.

May 20, 2022 | The 74 Million
Survey: 1 in 4 High School Seniors Changed Post-Graduation Plans Due to COVID

Data from YouthTruth shows English learners, LGBTQ youth and students of color were more likely to reconsider their next steps after high school. The results are based on responses from over 28,000 high school seniors from both 2019 and this year, allowing for comparison to the last senior class to graduate before the pandemic.

May 18, 2022 | The 74 Million
Can College Courses For High School Students Lure Families back to LAUSD?

LA’s new superintendent believes that the Ed Equity Lab is a way to attract families back to LA district schools, where enrollment has been on a sharp decline.

May 17, 2022 | The 74 Million
The Biggest Equity Issue in Math Is Low Expectations. From Origami to Super Mario and the Lebombo Bone, 3 Ways to Fix That

Learning math is not so much about the brains students were born with, it's about the messages they receive, the opportunities they have and the way they approach learning, Mind Research Institute's Twana Young.

May 3, 2022 | The 74 Million
First-Ever Study of Mexican-American School Desegregation Finds Marked Gains for Chicano Students

A new study finds Mexican-American students born after 1947 ruling outlawing segregation completed nearly a full year of schooling more than a comparison cohort born 10 years prior and were nearly 20% more likely to graduate from high school.

May 3, 2022 | The 74 Million
Educator’s View: The Key to Helping Students Right Now Is to Invest in Teachers’ Well-Being. How My Inner-City DC School Is Doing Just That

The well-being of teachers and students is deeply interconnected. When adults experience stress and its physical manifestations, children who are around them acutely sense it, writes Candice Bobo.

May 1, 2022 | The 74 Million
Analysis: Time to Reimagine State Data Systems So Kids & Families Can Get Services They Need, from Early Childhood to K-12, Postsecondary, the Workforce and Beyond

State data systems don't work for people. It's time to reimagine them so kids and families can get services they need, from early childhood to K-12, postsecondary, the workforce and beyond, writes Data Quality Campaign's Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger.

April 26, 2022 | The 74 Million