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The Cradle-to-Career system, an information system that will link data across early childhood, K-12, postsecondary and workforce sectors, has received high praise for its projected impact on the education system.
Even though ¾ of college students remained enrolled in higher education after a year of Covid schooling, it isn’t enough to ease all worries about enrollment and engagement.
60% of adults who were disadvantaged socioeconomically as teens continue to struggle with employment barriers in their 30s. How can their education experience be improved so that they feel supported and prepared for career and beyond?
In fall 2020, 75% of 2.3 million first-time college students returned to higher education for the fall of 2021. While an improvement from the historical average, it is still not what it was pre-pandemic.
Last year, almost half of district leaders reported difficulty finding and hiring full-time teachers. With the severe teacher shortages increasing, policymakers are taking steps to relax their states’ certification requirements to get more teachers in the classroom and circumvent shortages across the country.
North Carolina leadership launched a task force that focuses on two phases of the teacher pipeline: recruiting and retaining teachers of color while holding employers accountable for diversifying their teacher forces.
The California State Budget will provide $500 million from the state for Golden State Pathways, funding partnerships between school districts and higher education employers, along with career opportunities and regional employment needs. The funding includes an expansion of the Cal Grant, and a 13% increase in the TK-12 general funding formula.
Now more than ever, teachers have been struggling in unimaginable ways: financially, mentally, and creatively. Bellwood School District 88 launched an initiative for teachers to earn micro-credentials in blended learning and find new ways for them to improve and stay engaged.
Through the pandemic, it has been made clear that schools work as a multifaceted connector across communities and generations.