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What It Will Take For School Wraparound Supports To Fulfill Their Potential

In the most recent issue of Education Next, Mike McShane presents a strong take on the current state of integrated student supports—or wraparound services—in schools in his article “Supporting Students Outside the Classroom.”

August 7, 2019 | Forbes
High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

Miguel Hernandez spoke neither Spanish nor English when he arrived in California from a small Mexican mountain village four years ago.

August 7, 2019 | The 74
How Each State Distributes Money for Public Schools and At-Risk Students

The Every Student Succeeds Act has brought a new focus to school funding and how it works, including a new federal requirement for states to report how much individual schools receive per pupil.

August 6, 2019 | Education Week
Advanced Placement: Where It's Been and Where It's Going

The College Board’s Advanced Placement program now evaluates more than three million high school students each academic year, and is now itself being deeply evaluated by one of the most prominent conservative voices in education.

August 5, 2019 | Inside Higher Ed
America's School Funding Struggle: How We're Robbing Our Future By Under-Investing In Our Children

This week, U.S. lawmakers will gather for the annual National Conference of State Legislators meeting to tackle a range of issues, including school funding, which they identified as their top priority earlier this year.

August 5, 2019 | Forbes
‘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
California State University adds $10 million to boost math and science teacher preparation in California

To address a persistent teacher shortage in math and science, the California State University system is pumping $10 million into its Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative over the next four years.

August 1, 2019 | EdSource
This Workforce Partnership Trains Tech Talent. Can It Boost Civic Engagement Too?

A red staircase next to a Home Depot in an ordinary strip mall leads to an equally nondescript door.

July 30, 2019 | EdSurge
Comparing How All 50 States Connect Schools to the Workforce [Interactive map]

All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have some kind of investment board to direct different funding streams for workforce development, but only 12 states have career pathway systems that are primarily coordinated by the state's K-12 system.

July 24, 2019 | Education Week