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Helping Students Build Social Capital — and a Path to the Future

It’s time to include social capital alongside the quality academic, skill and work experiences that are already established as essential elements of student success, writes David Etzwiler and Matt Gandal.

May 20, 2022 | The 74 Million
States are mandating Asian American history lessons to stop bigotry

As anti-Asian attacks surge nationwide, a movement is hoping to combat hate with history, pushing states to require lessons on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in public schools.

May 20, 2022 | Washington Post
For Black Americans, teaching about systemic racism is more urgent than ever

For many Black educators and students, teaching about race has never felt more important after the Buffalo massacre.

May 20, 2022 | Washington Post
Why school districts need to start measuring college and career readiness now

Districts can do better to ensure their students are effectively prepared for college and careers by administering readiness feedback surveys as early as middle school.

With college enrollment tumbling, new strategies are urgently needed

US college enrollments have declined by 3 million students over the past decade. While the decrease has been concentrated in community colleges, it’s coming soon to many four-year institutions, writes Joshua Wyner.

May 23, 2022 | The Hechinger Report
Rocky Pathways From Youth to a Good Job

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) released two new reports that showed how by age 35, workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher are nearly twice as likely as workers with just a high school diploma to land a good job. Yet race, class, and gender disparities compound inequalities on the uneven journey to good jobs as well as wealth.

May 23, 2022 | Diverse Education
Survey: Third of students reluctant to seek help for mental health issues

Almost a third of students who considered visiting a school counselor, school-based therapist or school psychologist about issues outside of career services said they ended up not doing so because they didn’t think their issues “were big enough to bother someone with” or felt like they would be judged, according to a nationally representative survey from Springtide Research Institute.

May 23, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Gates Foundation offers grants to scale high school pathway programs

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it is wading into the world of dual enrollment and career technical education. Through its new “Accelerate ED” initiative, it is donating $175,000 each to twelve teams across the country, including one in California led by the Linked Learning Alliance.

May 24, 2022 | EdSource
Allan: With $175G Grants, Accelerate ED Looks to Better Link K-12, College & Work

With $175,000 grants, new Accelerate ED 'design sprint' looks to better link K-12, college & work.

May 24, 2022 | The 74 Million