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Community Colleges Seek to Share Classes Online

A national online course-sharing consortium for community colleges aims to expand access to online learning. It’s also an attempt to relieve budgetary and enrollment pressures after a particularly challenging year.

May 27, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Alternative assessment approaches can boost creativity, educators' insights into student learning

Van Andel Institute for Education Director Terra Tarango shares five alternative approaches educators can use to move beyond pencil-and-paper.

May 26, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Survey: College Graduates Don't Feel Employable

About one-fifth of recent graduates of two- and four-year institutions said their college education did not provide the skills necessary for their first job, and about half decided not to apply to entry-level positions because they felt they were not qualified, according to a new survey administered by Cengage, a publisher and education-technology company.

May 26, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Decoding the Divide: Solutions to close digital gap rest on effective policies, practices

Educators look for sustainable and reliable ways to make internet access a permanent part of education on school campuses and in students' homes.

May 25, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Transformative education should include anti-racist commitments

A new report by The Century Foundation, a progressive think tank, advocates for schools to create post-pandemic anti-racist models that are student-centered and culturally responsive.

May 25, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Helping Students Bounce Back From a Disrupted Year: Strategies for Schools

For more than a year, the pandemic has caused widespread disruptions in many students’ school experiences, repeatedly changed their formats for learning, and isolated them physically from teachers and classmates. As educators work to return students to full-time, in-person learning, they will need more than just academic interventions. They will also need to help students reconnect and get back into the schooling mindset.

May 24, 2021 | EdWeek
9 Tips for Creating Effective Community Partnerships Around Students’ Mental Health

Here’s how schools can bring together community groups to help fill in service gaps for students with mental health issues.

May 24, 2021 | EdWeek
Why rural students like me are ‘meant to be here’ in college

Challenges for rural students begin in high school and create a higher education gap we must address.

May 21, 2021 | Hechinger Report
Time to expand the school-to-work pipeline

A worthy vocational ed program for students and adults hangs by a slender thread. The real solution is more opportunity — for students and now for adults who are unemployed or underemployed.

May 21, 2021 | The Boston Globe