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Students will move forward post-pandemic if we give them new pathways and opportunities

Investing in students through youth entrepreneurship is helping our district achieve what other districts might take for granted — access to role models and hands-on learning opportunities. These experiences are helping our students become active participants and leaders in their own learning and futures, writes Johnnie Thomas, superintendent of Rich Township High School District 227.

May 24, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Helping Young People Ages 14-24 Shift From HS to College, Work & Beyond

The decade between ages 14 & 24 is crucial for young people and for the future of the workforce. Education leaders should help make a seamless transition from middle school to high school, college and careers, writes All4Ed's Deborah S. Delisle and Linked Learning Alliance's Anne Stanton.

May 24, 2022 | The 74 Million
Adults who borrowed for college doubt higher ed’s value, survey says

Adults who borrowed for college and still owe money are more pessimistic about higher ed’s value than are those who don’t have any debt, according to a report released this week by the Federal Reserve Board.

May 25, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
The last two years of trauma may have long-lasting impact, report suggests

In a new report, researchers at Georgia State University who have been studying how people are coping with the stress of the pandemic, suggest the mental health crisis is just beginning, and that uncertainty is one of the key stressors, along with worries about health, family, and finances, that take a toll on mental health. The risk to those in caregiving roles, such as nurses, teachers or parents, may be the greatest, experts say.

May 25, 2022 | EdSource
Gates Foundation pushes to scale dual enrollment and early college

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday announced a series of six-month grants each totaling about $175,000 to support regional design efforts to boost dual enrollment and early college credit offerings.

May 25, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Student Debt’s Impact on Perceived Value of College

Younger Americans and those with student debt are far less likely than their peers to believe the benefits of getting a higher education outweigh the costs.

May 25, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
A Fast-Track Associate Degree

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched a new grant program to scale already-successful initiatives across the U.S. that help high school graduates attain postsecondary degrees quickly.

May 25, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Short on teachers, Michigan schools try to grow their own

State Superintendent Michael Rice sees grow-your-own recruitment programs as an important part of his multi-pronged strategy to expand the teaching pool in Michigan.

May 25, 2022 | Chalkbeat
How Much Trauma Can Our Schools Withstand?

Once again, the nation has called upon its K-12 educators to withstand unimaginable tragedy, and to carry our children to emotional safety. And despite a wrenching, nonstop barrage of pain—a pandemic, a racial reckoning, and multiple mass shootings—that’s what they are doing.

May 26, 2022 | EdWeek