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Putting Practice at the Core of Math Education

The missed opportunities for incorporating relevance and sense-making into classroom instruction may help explain why the standards haven’t led to greater improvement in math learning, writes Just Equations.

August 25, 2021 | Just Equations
Course-sharing platform Acadeum launches dual-enrollment offering for high school students

Acadeum, an online course-sharing platform for higher education institutions, announced this week it's launching a new dual-enrollment offering that will provide more than 500 college-level classes to eligible high school students.

August 25, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
How To Connect 2-Year Students to a 4-Year School — and a Career

Nationwide, about 80 percent of students enrolling in community college say they intend to continue at a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree. But only 15 percent of community college students achieve that goal within six years, according to 2020 National Student Clearinghouse data.

August 25, 2021 | Strada Education
First-Year Students Struggled With Online Learning Last Year

New report finds most first-year students struggled to learn when the pandemic moved classes online -- in part because of limited access to technology and resources.

August 25, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Weary of turmoil and division, most teens still voice faith in future, Post-Ipsos poll finds

These 14-18 year olds are coming of age amid a pandemic, racial justice protests and political hostility, but remain optimistic about their own lives.

August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
A Parent’s Plea: After 18 Lonely Months of COVID, the Kids Are Not Alright. Here’s Why This Back-to-School Season Must Balance Learning With Healing

After 18 lonely months of COVID, the kids are not alright. Here’s why This back-to-school season must balance learning with healing, writes Connor Williams.

August 24, 2021 | The 74 Million
Survey: Pandemic digital learning tools will impact curriculum for years to come

The shift to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020 will have a lasting impact on the way curricula and learning materials are delivered as new digital tools and practices adopted for that environment are adapted for classroom use, according to a national survey of 2,168 teacher and administrators conducted in March by Bay View Analytics.

August 24, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Teens Are Advocating for Mental Health Days Off School

The decline in the mental health of children and adolescents has led to new laws allowing kids to attend to their own self-care.

August 23, 2021 | New York Times
How schools are using ESSER funds to attract, retain teachers

In plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, states are detailing how they will use COVID-19 relief funding to recruit and retain teachers, including strengthening the teacher pipeline through "Grow Your Own" programs, offering financial incentives, providing staff mental health supports and creating alternative licensure routes.

August 20, 2021 | K-12 Dive