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Study: Students from Different Fields Perform No Differently on Tests of Valued College and Career Skills

Students from different fields of study – such as the humanities or STEM – do not perform any differently on tests of critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication skills, according to new research from non-profit The Council for Aid to Education, Inc. (CAE).

May 11, 2022 | Diverse Education
New Research Looks for Better Ways for Schools to Recruit Teachers of Color

Over the past two years, the nonprofit Digital Promise has been leading research into why schools have found it difficult to recruit and retain teachers of color—and to try to work with teachers of color in districts around the country to find new approaches that work better.

May 10, 2022 | EdSurge
New Report Finds 39 Million Some College, No Credential Students

A new report tracking students between the ages of 18 and 64 who returned to their studies found in the 2020/2021 academic year, over 944,200 students, or 2.4% of 39 million, re-enrolled in higher education, and 60,400 students earned a credential within one year of re-enrollment. For those students who re-enrolled in the previous year, 531,700 persisted into the next year.

May 10, 2022 | Diverse Education
ESSER spending decisions influenced by changing demands

While early top spending categories from federal relief money focused on mitigating COVID-19 spread and making investments in technology and broadband, the third and last allotment of funding concentrated on addressing learning loss, a survey of school district finance leaders shows.

May 10, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Career planning in middle school prepares students for better workforce choices

Arizona CTE school district finds that starting career literacy early, with fun, hands-on experiences improves outcomes.

May 10, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Forget Unpaid Internships. Instead, Colleges Should Offer Work-Based Courses.

It's time for universities to evolve when it comes to job training, or else they will risk becoming obsolete, writes Kevin Fauzie.

May 9, 2022 | EdSurge
Are Teacher-Prep Programs Out of Touch?

Larry Ferlazzo discusses the question "What do you think many teacher-credentialing programs should be teaching that they might not be doing now?" with a number of educators and leaders.

May 9, 2022 | EdWeek
With Teacher Morale in the Tank, What’s the Right Formula to Turn It Around?

More recognition, flexible schedules, and better pay are among the keys to improving teacher morale, a panel of education experts said in a candid discussion about a “profession in crisis.”

May 9, 2022 | EdWeek
First of its kind apprenticeship program in Alabama aims to address nursing shortage

Alabama, like many states, saw its nursing shortage only grow worse during the pandemic. Nurses are one of the top 25 highest-demand positions in Alabama, with more than 4,500 annual openings for RNs and LPNs. To address its shortage, Alabama has developed its first nursing apprenticeship program for licensed practical nurses and registered nurses.

May 6, 2022 | WorkingNation