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Why didn’t we talk about race in high school?

In an illustrated essay, Malaka Gharib explores why her high school didn't tackle issues of race and ethnicity during her time as a student.

November 28, 2021 | Los Angeles Times
“It’s so hard and so challenging”: An oral history of year three of pandemic schooling

Teachers, parents and administrators from across the country told us what it’s like to be in school this year and how completely not normal it’s already become.

November 29, 2021 | Hechinger Report
From Associate to B.A.: More people can finish a four-year degree at community colleges

Nearly half of states allow some community colleges to offer bachelor’s degree programs.

November 29, 2021 | Hechinger Report
Responding to Desperate Need for More Health Care Workers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. lost 17,500 health care workers in September and 524,000 health care employees since the start of the pandemic. In mid-October, the Biden administration announced its plans to direct $100 million to the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) to help address the health care worker shortage, which, in addition to nurses, includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other health-related occupations.

November 29, 2021 | Diverse Education
Share of Common App colleges requiring admissions tests continues to plummet

Just 5% of roughly 900 colleges that are members of the Common App, the online application portal, mandated test scores, falling from 11% in the 2020-21 admissions year, according to a new report.

November 29, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
Unique internship has high schoolers working alongside software programmers and they’re getting paid!

Code2College is increasing diversity in tech through after school programming classes for high schoolers and paid internships.

November 30, 2021 | WorkingNation
Degrees don’t guarantee outcomes – clear pathways do

Making job outcomes apparent before a learner considers enrolling is one of the best things an institution can do for student success.

November 30, 2021 | University Business
Promising Practices for Reconnecting Recent High School Graduates to Postsecondary Education

In the wake of historic pandemic-related enrollment declines, postsecondary institutions have responded by developing and expanding innovative approaches to engaging learners. Higher education practitioners discussed these approaches at a virtual workshop hosted by Strada Education Network, focusing on strategies for reconnecting recent high school graduates whose education was disrupted by the pandemic. Their practices align closely with what disrupted learners say would help reconnect them to higher education: guidance, affordability options, and a strong connection between education and career.

November 30, 2021 | Strada Education Network
Q&A: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of Teach Plus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center for Black Educator Development (CBED), shared they believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black teachers — essential role models for students of all colors — if educational leaders create identity-affirming school cultures in a recent Q&A with The 74 Million.

November 30, 2021 | The 74 Million