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Schools Are Still in Disaster Recovery Mode. They Must Invest in Student and Staff Well-Being.

Disaster-prone communities invest in their resiliency, recovery and future-proofing, and it’s time for schools to do the same, writes Malia Krauss.

October 7, 2022 | EdSurge
To fight teacher shortages, some states are looking to community colleges to train a new generation of educators

In Washington and a handful of other states, would-be teachers can now earn their degrees from community colleges, part of an effort to help diversify the profession.

October 6, 2022 | Hechinger Report
To fill teacher jobs, community colleges offer new degrees

Community college-based teaching programs are rare, but growing. They can dramatically cut the cost and raise the convenience of earning a teaching degree, while making a job in education accessible to a wider diversity of people.

October 6, 2022 | Associated Press
How some liberal arts colleges are adding work-focused courses students want

Small colleges hope that joining the sharing economy can help keep them afloat.

October 6, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Inventing a Job-Skills Machine

The free tool, called SkillsEngine, contains a large digital library of skills—more than 20,000 of them—needed for all the jobs you can think of—and, importantly, for occupations that don’t even exist yet.

October 6, 2022 | EdSurge
Teachers rank the 10 main reasons to teach civics and citizenship

Preparing students for future political engagement ranked last when teachers were asked about the purpose of civics and citizenship education. The two topics are also often siloed into specific subjects, such as social science, rather than covered by teachers throughout a school’s curriculum, a new analysis finds.

October 6, 2022 | District Administration
How school leaders are getting innovative in search for substitute teachers

Online training sessions and students' recommendations are helping speed up the process of filling open slots.

October 5, 2022 | District Administration
Fresno Unified gets 'game-changing' $20 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

The $20 million will enable the new Foundation for Fresno Unified Schools to create an endowment, producing $800,000 to $1 million annually, said Fresno Unified Superintendent Bob Nelson, who is on the foundation board.

October 5, 2022 | EdSource
The catch-22 of career-connected learning

Career programs need buy-in from both employers and students, but who is going to move first? WorkShift talked with George Vinton, CEO of Common Group, about that challenge and more.

October 5, 2022 | WorkShift