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How One High School Turns Career Dreams into Practical Pathways

One Kentucky high school is helping students dream big and jumpstart their futures with college and career pathways.

December 8, 2022 | The 74 Million
Missing an Opportunity: Ed Dept. Criticized by GAO for Teacher Shortage Strategy

In recent report, GAO finds key recruitment, retention challenges impacting the profession, and why current federal strategy lacks teeth to succeed.

November 29, 2022 | The 74 Million
A ‘Fiercely Compassionate’ Approach to Student Mental Health

Children are feeling more anxious than ever. How teachers can change their thinking to help them, writes psychologist Dr. Danielle Budash Newkam.

November 29, 2022 | The 74 Million
How Rethinking Industry-Recognized Credentials Can Help Boost Student Success

Schools could use a more flexible system that acknowledges student intent when it comes to career certificates and credentials, writes Thomas B. Fordham Institute's Amber M. Northern. One sensible solution is to offer exploratory courses, followed by a hierarchy of credentials that differentiates among the type and purpose of each.

November 15, 2022 | The 74 Million
Breaking Down the Walls to Teaching: Alternative Pipelines Boom

Residencies, fellowships, and grow-your-own programs bring more diverse educators into the profession, help vacancies in STEM, special education

November 9, 2022 | The 74 Million
Learning Acceleration and Assessment Strategies in 100 Large Urban Districts

34 districts plan to incorporate tutoring, extended learning, small-group instruction and use of data. Are they succeeding?

October 27, 2022 | The 74 Million
More Women in STEM: Inside a State’s Strategy to Better Diversify Its Workforce

According to the Department of Commerce, more women have taken on STEM jobs since 2011, but the numbers are still relatively small.

October 21, 2022 | The 74 Million
What if Innovation, Not More Teachers, Is the Solution to the Teacher Shortage?

It's time to focus more attention on each student, expand the impact of the best educators and reshape the teacher's role, writes CEO of the Silicon Schools Fund Brian Greenberg.

October 18, 2022 | The 74 Million
Rural Teacher Prep Program Delivers ‘Job-Embedded’ Degrees — For $76 a Month

Reach University candidates gain BAs and teaching certifications for just $1,800 while working and earning a salary in high-needs Arkansas districts.

October 12, 2022 | The 74 Million