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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?