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Undergraduate enrollment falls 4.7% this spring

About 662,000 fewer undergrads enrolled in college in spring 2022 compared to the year before, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found.

May 26, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
‘This is a crisis point’: Job training deficit leaves critical jobs unfilled

The U.S. spends far less on workforce development than most other wealthy nations, which has made it difficult for its workforce and supply chain to meet the challenges of the pandemic.

May 26, 2022 | Politico
Enrollments Continued to Decline at Two and Four Year Institutions

Spring 2022 enrollment data reveals another dramatic loss of students in higher education, a continuation of declines seen since the onset of the pandemic.

May 26, 2022 | Diverse Education
State announces recipients of $108.6 million in grants to streamline transition from school to college and career

The Governor’s Office announced the six recipients of regional grants aimed at streamlining the transitions between the K-12 education system, higher education and career.

May 26, 2022 | EdSource
High School Graduation Is Down. There Are No Quick Fixes

With creative planning rooted in research-backed strategies, schools and districts can devise meaningful supports for the students most impacted by the pandemic and build toward a more robust academic safety net for all students—one that allows them to persist toward meaningful diplomas without compromising their futures or delaying their dreams, writes Robert Balfanz & Karen Hawley Miles.

May 26, 2022 | EdWeek
House subcommittee hearing explores teacher shortage solutions

The teacher shortage came to Capitol Hill Wednesday, as lawmakers and witnesses explored federal solutions aimed at easing the long-standing problem that has only been made worse by COVID-19 disruptions.

May 26, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Gen Z workers will be 30% of the workforce by 2030—here’s what they want from their employers

Companies are struggling to make work more appealing to younger employees ready to job-hop to find new roles that offer higher pay and better match Gen Z and millennial priorities. LinkedIn’s data shows that in the U.S., Gen Z workers are already quitting and changing jobs 40% more than last year.

May 27, 2022 | Fortune
California Assembly Passes Remedial-Education Reform Bill

The California Assembly unanimously passed new legislation on Wednesday to advance reforms to remedial education in the California Community Colleges system.

May 27, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Tackling the teacher shortage through apprenticeships

While the teacher shortage has taken on new urgency, the problem existed long before COVID. A number of factors have contributed, leaving an underlying challenge of how to create a pipeline of teachers.

May 27, 2022 | WorkingNation