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Cautious optimism about workforce education after the midterm elections

Advocates at both the state and federal levels hope to see continued momentum on efforts to create more high-quality education and job-training options for low-income Americans.

November 10, 2022 | Work Shift
State announces four new planning grants to streamline transition from education to career

The state announced the recipients of $1 million in planning grants aimed at streamlining the transition from K-12 schools to college and career. The Department of General Services (DGS) announced that it would be awarding $250,000 each to collaboratives in the Bay Area, Central Coast, Northern San Joaquin and Eastern Sierra regions.

November 10, 2022 | EdSource
Growing numbers of California high schoolers dual enroll in college courses, but access uneven statewide

Earning college credit in high school can be a powerful tool for exposing students to universities and helping them get a leg up on tuition and earning a degree. But access to those courses remains uneven across California.

November 10, 2022 | EdSource
Breaking Down the Walls to Teaching: Alternative Pipelines Boom

Residencies, fellowships, and grow-your-own programs bring more diverse educators into the profession, help vacancies in STEM, special education

November 9, 2022 | The 74 Million
TEACHER VOICE: In tough times for teachers, let’s change the way we talk about our work

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about how challenging the work is. And that’s good. New teachers should know what they’re getting into. But are we scaring away people who could be amazing educators, asks Ronak Shah, a seventh grade science teacher in Indianapolis.

November 8, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Windfall for arts education with the likely passage of Prop 28

California K-12 schools will get a windfall of nearly $1 billion annually for drama, music and other arts programs, thanks to the likely passage of Proposition 28 on Tuesday.

November 8, 2022 | EdSource
OPINION: Parents and students need more information about pathways to college and careers

Research has shown that exposure like this makes students not only more likely to complete high school, but also more likely to enroll in college. Despite promising evidence, however, there remains little information accessible to families about the availability and quality of CTE high school programs.

November 7, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Could Educator Shortages Affect the Future Workforce? Here’s What Business Leaders Think

A recent survey from Kelly Education, which included responses from leaders of large, mid-size, and small companies, found that employers fear that the educator shortage could lead to a generation of unprepared workers who lack skills like problem-solving and creativity.

November 7, 2022 | EdWeek
Why It’s So Hard to Weave Social-Emotional Learning Into Academics

Nearly two-thirds of educators said that weaving SEL skills into academic subjects is challenging, according to a survey of 824 educators conducted by the EdWeek Research Center.

November 7, 2022 | EdWeek