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Why Should a College Education Start at Age 18, and only after HS? Time to Change the ‘When’ & ‘Who’ of College
It's time to rethink core assumptions about what college can and should look like — and when, where and for whom it happens, writes Dumaine Williams and Stephen Tremaine.
Principal’s View: To Prepare Students to Enter a Tech-Focused Business World, Create Schools With the Workplace in Mind
Today’s problems can't be solved with yesterday’s solutions. It is essential to provide students with quality teaching and the same high-tech resources they'll be using once they graduate, writes Michael Meechin.
Schools and Educators Are Uniquely Positioned to Support Students’ Mental Health. Here Are 7 Things They Can Do
President Joe Biden recently gave his first State of the Union address, highlighting the urgent need to address the youth mental health crisis exacerbated by the pandemic and providing recommendations for how the various institutions that serve and surround young people can do so.
With Passage of Pared-Down Budget, Biden May Have Missed Best Chance for Historic School Funding Windfall, Advocates Fear
With President Joe Biden’s major education spending proposals for high-poverty schools and students with disabilities left out of this year’s federal budget, some advocates are already shifting their attention to next year’s cycle.
One Year After Congress Appropriated Over $122 Billion for K-12, Many School Districts Are Struggling to Spend It
Due to the escalating cost of materials, supply chain delays and labor shortages, less than half of his members were on track to meet the cut-off date, according to a survey taken that month by the AASA.
Study of 6 ‘Grow Your Own’ Teacher Prep Programs Shows How They Can Improve the Diversity of the Workforce
New research shows that local, “grow your own” alternative teacher preparation programs can help to strengthen the diversity of the teaching workforce, as well as enable districts to address broader staffing challenges.
Governors Shift Away from COVID-19 in State of the State Addresses to Teacher Pay, Mental Health — & Culture War Issues
The pandemic's most divisive issues got little attention in 2022's State of the State speeches. Governors talked up such post-COVID priorities as increased teacher pay, vocational education, and student and educator mental health.
When politicians and special interests defend the status quo, it takes parent power to compel the public school system to meet the needs of students, writes former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
New L.A. Schools Chief Alberto Carvalho on Declining Enrollment, Academic Recovery and How ‘Failure is Not in My DNA’
Alberto Carvalho, who took over as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District just two weeks ago, wasted little time in setting ambitious goals for his new administration. In a 100-day plan unveiled last week, he said he would focus on academic recovery and consider shifting funds from the district’s expensive COVID testing program to pay for it.