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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.

November 30, 2021 | The 74 Million
Q&A: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

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.

November 30, 2021 | 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.

September 22, 2021 | The 74 Million
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.

August 24, 2021 | The 74 Million
Higher Grades, Higher Earnings: New Study Ties In-School Mentoring with Huge Benefits for Students

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.

July 29, 2021 | The 74 Million
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.

July 19, 2021 | The 74 Million
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

July 8, 2021 | The 74 Million
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.

June 21, 2021 | The 74 Million