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Push Is on to Grow and Nurture Latino Teacher Pipeline

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.

June 24, 2022 | EdWeek
Students Got a Crash Course in Tech During the Pandemic. Now Some Want a Break

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.

June 24, 2022 | EdSurge
Quality Curriculum Is Not Enough: Committed Educator Supports Are Key

Adopting high quality instructional materials is just the beginning: Deliberate and continued professional learning enhances implementation success, writes Michelle Hawley.

June 23, 2022 | The 74 Million
Blurring the lines between education and workforce

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.

June 23, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Improving Community College Transfer Pathways Could Help With Teacher Shortages

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.

June 23, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
6 Things We've Learned About How The Pandemic Disrupted Learning

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.

June 22, 2022 | LAist
California Prop. 13’s 'unjust legacy' detailed in critical study

A new analysis of the enduring impact of Proposition 13, the 1978 initiative that voters passed as a backlash against rising property taxes, concluded it has contributed to a widening wealth gap, a severe housing shortage and, for decades, inadequate funding for public schools.

June 22, 2022 | EdSource
Education Department delays gainful employment proposal until 2023

The U.S. Department of Education pushed back the timeline for publishing its proposal for a revised gainful employment rule to next year, meaning the earliest it could go into effect is mid-2024.

June 22, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
How can middle school leaders ease the transition to high school?

To better prepare students for the more demanding work they’ll face in high school, districts and schools should focus on building a transition action team and developing a statement of need, Gene Bottoms, former director of the High Schools That Work Initiative for the Southern Regional Education Board, writes for ASCD.

June 22, 2022 | K-12 Dive