News From the Field
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During COVID, Teachers Looked Beyond the Classroom to Meet Students’ Social-Emotional Needs. That Type of Innovation Must Continue
This is an opportunity to do better for students, to find the rich, transformative learning experiences that arose during the COVID-19 crisis and help them take hold, writes Dr. Vicki Phillips.
Shareefah Mason of Teach Plus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center for Black Educator Development (CBED), shared they believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black teachers — essential role models for students of all colors — if educational leaders create identity-affirming school cultures in a recent Q&A with The 74 Million.
A Once-In-a-Generation Opportunity: What States and School Districts Can Learn from the American Rescue Plan
This historically large investment provides an unprecedented opportunity to learn what kinds of interventions work well for America’s students.
A Parent’s Plea: After 18 Lonely Months of COVID, the Kids Are Not Alright. Here’s Why This Back-to-School Season Must Balance Learning With Healing
After 18 lonely months of COVID, the kids are not alright. Here’s why This back-to-school season must balance learning with healing, writes Connor Williams.
A new study offers suggestive evidence that informal, in-school mentorship leads students to earn better grades, fail fewer courses, and attend college at higher rates.
Gen Z: New Study Finds Concerns of Mentorship and Making Labor Valuable Among the Youngest and Most Diverse Generation
A survey of nearly 7,000 13-25-year-olds Gen Z’ers — the nation’s most ethnically and racially diverse generation ever — by the Springtide Research Institute found a majority want work to be meaningful, don’t have a mentor, are worried about work/life balance, and are concerned their gender or racial identity may prevent them from finding work.
Dramatic Drop in College Persistence Latest Sign of COVID’s ‘Missing Generation’ of College Students
Latest National Student Clearinghouse data shows of the 2.6 million students who entered college as first-time freshmen in fall 2019, 74% returned for their second year — an unprecedented drop & the lowest level since 2012
Pandemic Yearbook: 9 Students — in Their Own Words — on Life, Learning and Loss as the Coronavirus Pushed into a Second Turbulent Year
Students share their experiences learning and living during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recommendations from a State Senator and a Mayor for Aligning Education With the Workforce & Boosting Students’ COVID Recovery
Elena Parent, a Georgia state senator, and Steven L. Reed, mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, make recommendations to prepare more workers for high-skill, high-wage jobs. They point to the success of Oakland Health Pathways and recommend Linked Learning to boost college and career readiness for all young people.