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Studies show wider variation in student performance than before pandemic

Differences in test results between high- and low-achieving students suggest teachers are likely supporting a wider range of academic needs.

November 16, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Staffed Up: 7 tips to keep in mind when forming a registered teacher apprenticeship

As the registered apprenticeship model gains steam for addressing teacher shortages, experts suggest strategies for successful development.

November 16, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Chico State wins $13.4 million grant to boost North State teacher workforce

Chico State’s School of Education won a $13.4 million, three-year grant to provide financial aid and other incentives to students in 12 Northern California counties who want to become teachers in their communities.

November 16, 2022 | EdSource
Seizing the moment to address equity gaps in apprenticeships

Apprenticeships can help more Americans get on a path to economic security, write Cameron Johnson and Emily Andrews of CLASP. But to do so, the programs have to be designed for equity.

November 16, 2022 | Work Shift
How Rethinking Industry-Recognized Credentials Can Help Boost Student Success

Schools could use a more flexible system that acknowledges student intent when it comes to career certificates and credentials, writes Thomas B. Fordham Institute's Amber M. Northern. One sensible solution is to offer exploratory courses, followed by a hierarchy of credentials that differentiates among the type and purpose of each.

November 15, 2022 | The 74 Million
The Status of the Teaching Profession Is at a 50-Year Low. What Can We Do About It?

In a new paper, researchers at Brown University and the University at Albany compiled and analyzed decades’ worth of national data from more than a dozen sources about factors like teachers’ morale, the perceived prestige of the profession, and interest in entering the field, to create an annual profile of the profession between 1970 and 2022.

November 15, 2022 | EdWeek
How a Black Student Achievement counselor is closing opportunity gaps

The Black Student Achievement liaison was highlighted on a list of advisory time and intervention innovations in the “Leading Forward” report by former longtime principal and National Association of Secondary School Principals president Gregg Wieczorek, who recently visited schools in every state looking for low-cost initiatives to overcome the common challenges faced by K-12 educators.

November 15, 2022 | District Administration
OPINION: Inequality is still at the heart of student NAEP score performance

Huge gaps are even more apparent post-pandemic, but there are also new lessons in resiliency, writes Girls Inc president and CEO Stephanie J. Hull.

November 15, 2022 | Hechinger Report
The Nation's 'Report Card' on Remote Learning

On the first nationwide test of American students since the pandemic, scores plummeted to levels not seen in 20 years. The results show how challenging it was to keep students on track during the pandemic. What do the scores tell us about remote learning, who lost the most ground academically, and what can schools do to help students recover?

November 14, 2022 | New York Times