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Challenged by Covid, the Class of 2022 looks ahead to better days

EdSource spoke with members of California's Class of 2022 on their unique high school experiences during COVID-19 and beyond.

May 6, 2022 | EdSource
The Uneven Climb From College to Career

Achievement gaps are about more than who goes to college and who graduates, writes Karin Fischer.

Some States Back Away From a Major Student Well-Being Survey. Why, and What It Could Mean

Three states have had recent preliminary discussions about withdrawing from the state-level data collection, known as the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, said Kathleen Ethier, director of the CDC’s division of adolescent and school health.

May 5, 2022 | EdWeek
A good old wood shop is re-energizing students to tackle core subjects

A New Jersey district is getting learners fired up about math and English with woodworking funded by COVID relief.

California expanding community college baccalaureate programs

The community college baccalaureate program is on the precipice of expanding in California. Program proponents say the more advanced bachelor’s degree offerings by colleges that typically offer associate degrees are key to training California’s workforce and expanding degrees among the underserved students of California’s community college system.

May 4, 2022 | EdSource
Transforming students into data champions, one lesson at a time

Using local data is one way educators can engage classes in statistical education across subject areas, from STEM to social studies.

May 4, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Teacher Morale Is at a Low Point. Here’s Where Some Are Finding Hope

Education Week spoke with four recipients of the Milken Award, an annual recognition for “exceptional educational talent” and leadership from the Milken Family Foundation. They talked, in their own words, about the lessons they’ll take forward from the pandemic, the ways their colleagues inspired them, and the moments with students that are keeping them going.

May 4, 2022 | EdWeek
Why These Aspiring Teachers Are Eager to Enter a Beleaguered Profession

Education Week spoke to four students at NC State University’s college of education about why they’re choosing teaching, despite all the challenges and stressors. They say they are well-aware that job satisfaction among teachers has plummeted over the years, and that low teacher salaries are discouraging—but they’re still excited to pursue their dream job.

May 4, 2022 | EdWeek
Over $7 Million Awarded in State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity and Innovation Grants

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) are pleased to announce the awardees of nearly $7.3 million in funds to expand apprenticeships in California to underserved communities, including women, people of color, justice-involved persons, people with disabilities, veterans and youth.