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Changes for educating quarantined California students proposed by governor, Legislature

Responding to districts’ complaints, the Newsom administration and legislative leaders are proposing revising requirements for educating and funding quarantined students through independent study this year.

September 6, 2021 | EdSource
Diverse College Students Need Diverse Career Choices

We need to ensure that students, especially diverse students, don’t see this as a failure or setback but rather as an opportunity to help them find their way, writes Dr. Calvin Moore, Jr., CEO of Council for Professional Recognition.

September 3, 2021 | Diverse Education
It's now or never: Let's use this investment opportunity to create a new US education system

An SEL expert suggests bolstering the approach in schools in partnership with students, families and communities is crucial to systemic change.

September 2, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Completion Rate Gaps by Gender for Black Californians

While more Black students in California are earning college degrees, concerning equity gaps in graduation rates remain, with differences based on gender, according to a new report by the California-based Campaign for College Opportunity.

September 2, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Ed Dept resource examines how schools can use ARP funds to address learning loss

To assist schools in supporting students in the return to in-person learning, the U.S. Department of Education released a new resource, "Strategies for Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Address the Impact of Lost Instructional Time," examining evidence-based strategies for addressing pandemic-related learning loss using their share of the $122 billion in American Rescue Plan funds earmarked for K-12 education.

September 1, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Liberal arts colleges must be partners in workforce development

We can use the power of the liberal arts to broaden workforce development. Liberal arts skills are really innovation skills, and must not be overlooked in the latest federal and state workforce development and education initiatives, writes Sonia Cardenas, acting dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs and professor of political science at Trinity College.

September 1, 2021 | Hechinger Report
Supporting Tweens and Teens During a Challenging Life Stage

Middle and high school teachers can take simple steps to help students feel confident of success in their studies as they begin to transition into adulthood.

September 1, 2021 | Edutopia
Biden administration ends waiver limiting audits of students applying for financial aid

Weeks after relaxing its audit of college students relying on federal grants and loans to pay for this academic year, the Education Department said it will resume the process for the following term.

August 31, 2021 | Washington Post
Nearly 200,000 fewer transfer students enrolled in college last year, report finds

Colleges and universities lost about 191,500 transfer students in the 2020-21 academic year — representing a loss almost three times greater than the previous year's decline of 69,300 students, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

August 31, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive