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School Enrollment Crashed in Fall 2020, the Steepest Drop Since 1943

Schools experienced the largest single-year drop in enrollment since World War II during the first year of the COVID-10 pandemic, new data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ 2022 Condition of Education Report show.

June 8, 2022 | EdWeek
California has tens of billions more in funding for its TK-12 schools. Is that enough to keep teachers from leaving?

If policymakers fail to use this surplus of funds to attract and retain educators, to build up a profession that has been battered by Covid, we will lose the talented individuals we need to lead our schools and educate our kids, writes Angella Martinez.

June 8, 2022 | EdSource
4 strategies for effective intervention to accelerate learning this summer

Dr. Tim Hudson shares four strategies for accelerating summer learning: inspire thinking, monitor progress, prioritize SEL, and make screen time matter.

Can Free College Plug a Leaky Workforce Pipeline?

Maine started a temporary free college program to entice high school graduates affected by the pandemic to enroll in community colleges.

June 8, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Buher: Now is the Moment for a New Children’s Rights Movement

America's young people are victims of the dissonance between government leaders' purported commitment to children and kids' actual lives, writes Andrew Buher.

June 8, 2022 | The 74 Million
Report says Los Angeles Unified should focus on retaining, recruiting Black educators

Los Angeles Unified should direct its focus to supporting, retaining and recruiting Black teachers, according to an independent analysis released last month.

June 8, 2022 | EdSource
Bipartisan boost: How Congress promises to cooperate on K-12 recovery

The just-launched Public Schools Caucus will focus on reversing learning loss as well as parents and teacher retention.

Confusion about credentials and work readiness

Uncertainty among recent graduates regarding whether their college credential or trade certification truly indicates that they have the skills employers seek could be swaying roughly half of them from even applying for entry-level jobs in their field because they don’t feel prepared for them, according to a new report.

Make Teaching a True Pathway to the Middle Class for Young Latino Teachers

We are losing an entire generation of teachers of color, at a time when the diversity of our students continues to grow. The real measure of whether or not we are able to build back our education system from this pandemic will lie in whether or not we are able to recruit and retain more Black, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander and indigenous educators in the years to come, writes Daniel Velasco.

June 7, 2022 | The 74 Million