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Survey: 1 in 4 High School Seniors Changed Post-Graduation Plans Due to COVID

Data from YouthTruth shows English learners, LGBTQ youth and students of color were more likely to reconsider their next steps after high school. The results are based on responses from over 28,000 high school seniors from both 2019 and this year, allowing for comparison to the last senior class to graduate before the pandemic.

May 18, 2022 | The 74 Million
How the last two years have changed the goals of high school graduates

A new analysis reveals changing mindsets that could hold keys for K-12 educators as they work with graduating students.

LAUSD expects enrollment to plummet by ‘alarming’ 30% in the next decade

Enrollment in Los Angeles public schools is expected to plunge by nearly 30% over the next decade, leading to tough choices ahead about academic programs, campus closures, jobs and employee benefits — and forcing, over that time, a dramatic remake of the nation’s second-largest school system.

May 18, 2022 | Los Angeles Times
State Board of Education approves $635 million in community school grants

The State Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved $635 million in planning and implementation grants for 265 school districts, county offices of education and charter schools in low-income areas to transition to full-service community schools.

May 18, 2022 | EdSource
Can College Courses For High School Students Lure Families back to LAUSD?

LA’s new superintendent believes that the Ed Equity Lab is a way to attract families back to LA district schools, where enrollment has been on a sharp decline.

May 17, 2022 | The 74 Million
4 Steps to Building Your Own School Staffing Pipeline

School leaders across the country struggled to staff classrooms this winter during the omicron wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Not Adam Lane, the principal of Haines City Senior High School in Polk County, Fla., who always had a teacher in the classroom or a substitute ready to fill in. EdWeek sat down with him to learn how he built a staffing pipeline.

May 17, 2022 | EdWeek
Parents, teachers say SEL is valued and needed in schools

Parents and teachers expressed strong and widespread support for incorporating social-emotional learning in K-12 schools, despite recent efforts to politicize the practice, according to two surveys released this week.

May 17, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Here’s a solution for attracting more Black, Latino and Indigenous talent to STEM — Start early

Unless we address elementary school math education, we won’t have a pipeline, writes Xiaoxia Newton.

May 16, 2022 | Hechinger Report
4 high school students talk mental health and how the pandemic changed them

More than 2 in 5 teens have reported persistently feeling sad or hopeless, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of high school students. Many who were already struggling with trauma or mental health problems before the pandemic were deeply affected by the prolonged isolation.

May 14, 2022 | NPR