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Data suggests while 79% of high schoolers are interested in work-based learning experiences, just 34% know of opportunities.
California’s school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic widened the state’s “achievement gap” and addressing the crisis should be a major issue for the Legislature.
Kern Community College District has one of the state’s most extensive and fastest-growing dual enrollment programs. There were 8,086 dually enrolled high school students in fall 2021, making it the second in size only to the Los Angeles Community College District.
A recent report from the nonprofit Jobs for the Future found he number of new youth apprentices grew between 2010 and 2020. But the progress in the number of available apprenticeships—programs registered with the U.S. Department of Labor that give participants paid, on-the-job training that often lead directly to a job upon completion—is overshadowed by sustained disparities among participants and their outcomes including wages the Jobs of the Future report says.
In recent report, GAO finds key recruitment, retention challenges impacting the profession, and why current federal strategy lacks teeth to succeed.
The six-year completion rate for undergraduates who started college in 2016 reached 62.3%, the highest level this decade but only 0.1 percentage point above the previous year’s cohort, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Children are feeling more anxious than ever. How teachers can change their thinking to help them, writes psychologist Dr. Danielle Budash Newkam.
There’s been a lot of talk about how teachers need to better reflect the student bodies they teach. When I look around, it doesn’t seem as if we’ve made much progress, writes student mentor Ricardo Da Fonseca.
Industry leaders say their number-one challenge is a shrinking talent pool, but making college and career decisions intimidates many high school graduates, according to a poll released this morning. A startling three-quarters of high school grads say they do not feel prepared to make these important choices about their futures, according to a survey conducted by YouScience.