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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
Analysis: New Politics-of-Education Poll Shows Americans Think Schools Are Important & Need to be Fixed. That, Not Culture Wars, Must Inform the Next Election

The nation must be aligned on shared values and invest in the K-12 education system. The future of America, and its children, depends on it, writes Emma Bloomberg.

April 25, 2022 | The 74 Million
Addressing the Student Mental Health Crisis Takes More Than Just ‘Bodies in Buildings.’ It Starts with Social-Emotional Learning. Congress Can Help

Congress is tuned in to the fact that youth mental well-being is not where the country wants it to be. But current bills do not prioritize prevention by way of social-emotional skill-building. They should, writes Jordan Posamentier.

April 19, 2022 | The 74 Million
Fears of a School Superintendent Exodus: With Data Revealing Massive Pandemic Turnover, New Survey Shows Another 1 in 4 Leaders Expect to ‘Leave Soon’

More than a quarter of America’s superintendents plan to leave their posts imminently — and hundreds more are unsure they want to keep balancing pandemic-era 67-hour work weeks and staffing challenges, a new RAND survey of over 3,000 district leaders has found.

April 7, 2022 | The 74 Million