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Teachers thought 2021 would be better. Instead, some say it's their toughest year yet

Between COVID cases climbing because of the omicron variant and behavioral issues in the classroom, some teachers are ready to quit while others are breaking down in school bathrooms amid overwhelming pressure.

December 23, 2021 | NPR
Boosting economic mobility of low-income Americans through social capital investments

In this episode of Work in Progress: Aaron Seybert, Managing Director, Social Investment Practice, Kresge Foundation. Kresge’s overall mission is to boost the economic mobility of low-income Americans and has seven program teams dedicated to improving “the quality of life in America’s cities by addressing barriers to capital.”

December 21, 2021 | WorkingNation
Extra learning time is helping these students catch up from COVID interruptions

Districts all over the country are playing catchup to keep students supported after COVID-19 interruptions.

December 21, 2021 | NPR
Thurmond plan would add 10,000 mental health clinicians to California schools

Prospective mental health clinicians could get up to $25,000 in scholarship money under legislation proposed Tuesday by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond intended to bolster mental health services for California students.

December 21, 2021 | EdSource
New Long Beach City College president helps students overcome obstacles

In an interview with EdSource, incoming superintendent-president of Long Beach City College Mike Muñoz discussed additional plans he has to help students with housing, child care and more.

December 21, 2021 | EdSource
‘Bold, Audacious Goal': Coalition Pushes to Add More Than 1 Million Educators of Color

A coalition of education groups is pushing forward with efforts to increase the number of educators of color working in the nation’s public schools, with the goal of adding 1 million teachers and 30,000 leaders of color to the workforce by 2030.

December 21, 2021 | EdWeek
Math Anxiety Hurts Too Many Kids. Here’s How We Can Curb It.

Math anxiety is a drain on our collective enthusiasm for learning and growth. This New Year, let’s resolve to take this educational inflection point as an opportunity to rebrand mathematical reasoning as an incredible tool with which every single human brain is born, writes Susanna Brock.

December 20, 2021 | EdSurge
Propel America: Following a ‘jobs-first higher education’ model

Earning a credential and getting a job while earning college credit is helping these young adults find a career pathway.

December 17, 2021 | WorkingNation
How 5 middle schools are giving students an early start on career exploration

Experts say schools, government and industry need to work together more closely—and sooner—on career paths.

December 16, 2021 | District Administrator