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As a third pandemic school year draws to a close, new research offers the clearest accounting yet of the crisis's academic toll — as well as reason to hope that schools can help.
In response to teacher labor shortages, Michigan’s Department of Education recently issued a series of policy recommendations for the state Legislature. These recommendations include relaxed regulations on out-of-state teachers who apply for in-state teacher certification, student loan repayment for college graduates committed to the teaching profession and efforts to improve the teacher preparation pipeline, each of which are laudable in their own right. But the proposals overlook one important source of future teachers: community colleges.
After the disruption of the pandemic, people in the field of education are more open to rethinking traditional ways of doing business in order to better serve students. One idea that’s been gaining steam since last year is to break down barriers between high school, college and career to create a system that bridges all three.
Adopting high quality instructional materials is just the beginning: Deliberate and continued professional learning enhances implementation success, writes Michelle Hawley.
Progression throughout careers is usually anything but orderly and linear, though it may feel like that when listening to stories of people's lives. Professors Jim Bright and Rober Pryor outline key approaches that can be used to help cope with uncertainty and successfully progress through careers.
When Black students’ lives are reflected in math instruction, they’re more likely to achieve success.
Using technology does not always motivate students. Giving them choices has inspired students to really immerse themselves in what they are learning and demonstrate their learning in a way that best fits their skillsets, writes Leyla Hagihossein.
National initiatives to boost the number of teachers of color have advanced thanks to an increasingly multiethnic student population and research on the benefits of a diverse educator workforce. Now, there are new efforts to address recruitment and retention of Latino educators to serve the growing culturally and linguistically diverse Latino student population.
As summer progresses, here are 12 recommended ways to work towards a great school year, from start to end.