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Case Studies: How 11 States Are Using Emergency Federal Funds to Make Improvements in College and Career Access That Will Endure Beyond the Pandemic

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund gave states $4.25 billion in discretionary federal dollars to support K–12 schools, higher education, and workforce initiatives. These were welcome resources, coming just as the pandemic accelerated unemployment and exacerbated declining college enrollment, hitting those from low-income backgrounds hardest.

June 3, 2021 | The 74 Million
To Make Up for Lost Learning, Students Need Strong Networks. Our New Playbook Offers Help in Building Relationships & Addressing this Looming Social Crisis

As schools plan for the summer and upcoming school year, a road to reconnection must be paved in order to ensure student engagement and empowerment, writes Mahnaz Charania, Ph.D.

May 18, 2021 | The 74 Million
Learning to Cut Hair — at Home: How Remote Classes Forced Career Technical Students To Lose Hands-On Skills Classes During the Pandemic

Model engines replace real ones and students cut family and mannequin hair for pandemic trade school.

May 11, 2021 | The 74 Million
‘I Had No Other Option.’ Teens Balance Zoom Classes and Fast-Food Jobs — Sometimes at the Same Time — to Support Struggling Families`

Students share their stories of balancing work and school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

January 10, 2021 | The 74 Million
Chicago Public Schools apprenticeship program designed to offer students path to careers signs up first business partners

The first group of business partners has been finalized for a new apprenticeship program that seeks to put Chicago Public Schools students on the way to careers in manufacturing, health care or information technology.

October 8, 2019 | The 74 Million
New Poll Finds Voters Favor Innovation, School Choice, Fair Funding and Accountability. The Democrats Should Listen.

Next week, Democrats will make history as 12 candidates crowd the debate stage, the most ever to participate in a single debate.

October 7, 2019 | The 74 Million
Who You Know — 3 Ways Schools Can Foster Competency-Based Education by Focusing on Student Relationships

Competency-based education has seen its fair share of champions over the past decade, offering the promise of a new architecture of learning. As the competency bandwagon continues to get more crowded, however, there is a critical—and too often ignored—through line between competencies and connections.

September 16, 2019 | The 74 Million
‘We’ve Got a Real Crisis’: Half of U.S. Teachers Have Considered Leaving Profession, PDK Poll Finds

Half of the nation’s teachers have seriously considered quitting in recent years, amid concerns about low pay, stress and lack of respect, a new poll finds.

August 5, 2019 | The 74 Million