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A school year like no other: The class of 2021 played ‘the hand we were dealt’

As they finished high school during one of the most tumultuous years in this nation’s history, three Colorado students navigated mental health struggles, family pressures and big questions about their post-graduation plans.

August 31, 2021 | Hechinger Report
It's time to close apprenticeship's long-overlooked equity gaps

To fully realize the apprenticeship model’s potential, we must create a more purposeful approach to inclusive apprenticeship — one that seeks to right historic wrongs in workforce opportunity, writes Eric Seleznow and Latitia McCaine.

August 30, 2021 | The Hill
How Math and English Teachers Encourage Civic Engagement

There are appealing, thought-provoking opportunities outside of social studies for teaching students how to be involved citizens.

August 30, 2021 | Edutopia
Op-Ed: Here’s everything I missed as a COVID-era student. Will any of it ever come back?

Sidhi Dhanda, a rising sophomore at Hopkinton High School in Hopkinton, MA, shares what it's like to navigate high school during COVID-19.

August 30, 2021 | Los Angeles Times
Biden administration pledges $85M to support student mental health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday pledged $85 million in funding to address growing mental healthcare demands for children and teens.

August 30, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Educators nationwide completely reimagined summer school this summer. It could signal a new era.

The overarching aim of this year’s summer schooling was to start repairing learning loss suffered during the coronavirus pandemic — a toll that fell heaviest on students of color, students with disabilities and those whose first language is not English.

August 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Judge Orders UC Berkeley to Freeze Enrollment

The ruling faults the university’s analysis of the environmental impacts of increased enrollment as flawed and orders it not to further increase enrollment above 2020-21 levels.

August 27, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Key higher education bills make it out of Senate committee

Two key higher education bills were approved Thursday by California’s Senate Appropriations Committee: AB 1456 would make changes to the Cal Grant, the state’s main financial aid award, and AB 928 is meant to streamline the transfer process for community college students who intend to transfer to a CSU or UC.

August 26, 2021 | EdSource
FCC to open second application window for $7.2B Emergency Connectivity Fund

The Federal Communications Commission will open a second 15-day filing window, from Sept. 28 through Oct. 13, for eligible schools and libraries to apply for funds to purchase equipment and services under the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund, the agency announced Wednesday.

August 26, 2021 | K-12 Dive