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National Education Data: K-12 Enrollment More Racially Diverse Compared to a Decade Ago

Over the last 10 years, K-12 public school has seen a decrease in the share of white and Black students, while the Hispanic percentage grew. In 2009, Hispanic students made up 22%. Now it’s 28%.

June 27, 2022 | The 74
Why SEL Turned Into a Political Football

For many, social and emotional learning seems like a no-brainer as it focuses on mastering knowledge and skills to develop healthy minds. Others see it as an excuse for educators to promote ideological nonsense and agendas.

June 27, 2022 | EdWeek
Turnover Tracker: A Lot of Superintendents Are on the Move This Summer

Staff shortages and teacher burnout has been increasing exponentially since the pandemic. District Administration has been compiling a state-by-state list of recent hires, resignations and vacancies.

June 27, 2022 | District Administration
Want to Accelerate Students’ Learning? Don’t Forget About Wraparound Services

Wraparound services, including counseling, transportation, food banks, and small group instruction, have proven to be crucial in successful accelerated learning, but are often forgotten.

June 27, 2022 | EdWeek
Educator’s View: As a Teacher, I Feel More Powerless and Stressed Than Ever

With the pandemic, workload, low pay, student pay, and more gun violence, teachers are expected to compartmentalize. But they have run out of compartments to fill.

June 26, 2022 | The 74
How Are You Feeling Today? More Teachers Use Tech to Check Emotional Pulse of Students

Students are dealing with many hardships these days. A quick tech check-in shares with teachers the awareness and information they need to provide students with the appropriate care and connection in their school life.

June 26, 2022 | EdSurge
California Schools Should Opt for Inclusive Ethnic Studies

Debates have flared up over what kind of ethnic studies should be adopted as school districts in California prepare to spend the $50 million the state released for ethnic studies curriculums.

June 26, 2022 | EdSource
New Ken Burns PBS Documentary Offers Raw Look at the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Roughly half of mental illnesses start by age 14 and 75% occur by age 24. Brothers Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers worked to create a documentary to tell the story of how everyone, no matter their background, is affected by America’s mental health crisis.

June 25, 2022 | The 74
Persevering Through Pandemic Hardships, Two Members of the Class of 2022 Earn Their Diplomas

After the loss of a parent for one college student, and a cancer diagnosis for another, both went on to beat the odds and walk across the stages at their college graduations this year.

June 25, 2022 | LA Times