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More high schoolers should be allowed to learn on college campuses

Unlike the 80 percent of dual enrollment students who take such courses at their high schools, Minnesota high school students can attend the courses free at nearby college campuses.

November 6, 2022 | Washington Post
Teacher residencies: Taking a cue from the medical field

To keep teachers in the classroom and in their communities, the industry is borrowing a practice from the medical field. Similar to how doctors spend several years immersing themselves in a hospital or clinic after their classroom education, teacher residency programs enable teachers to spend an entire year in a classroom while earning their master’s degree before launching their careers.

November 4, 2022 | WorkingNation
Report: Middle school students need tailored instruction and supports

Strategies specific to middle schools — such as creating teams of teachers to foster positive relationships with students and training teachers to have effective communication with parents — can better help set tweens and teens up for success in high school and beyond, a paper from Chiefs for Change recommends.

November 4, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Tiny house construction training has Fresno students dreaming big about their futures

Thanks to a partnership with the city of Fresno, Fresno City College is participating in a four-year-long project to build tiny homes for low-income or homeless people throughout the city. The homes will be constructed on campus by students in two construction courses, foundations and framing, and interiors and exteriors.

November 4, 2022 | EdSource
University, college work to end shortage of health care professionals on North Coast

The nursing programs of Cal Poly Humboldt and the College of the Redwoods will move into a new health education hub housed in a warehouse on California State University property in Arcata in about three years.

November 2, 2022 | EdSource
How superintendents’ student advisory councils are boosting school morale

A growing number of superintendents across the nation are launching advisory councils to give students a role in district decision-making and to hear directly from learners about their biggest concerns. Springfield City’s superintendent’s student advisory council was launched about five years ago and comprises students from its main high school and its smaller project-based learning high school.

November 2, 2022 | District Administration
Students call on State Board of Education to address safety, equity and mental health

Student representatives from across California made a series of policy and curriculum recommendations during a presentation to the State Board of Education Wednesday morning.

November 2, 2022 | EdSource
OPINION: Often overlooked vocational-tech schools provide great solutions to student debt, labor shortages

A startling 3 million skilled trades jobs will sit unfilled by 2028. Traditional public schools alone aren’t responsible for the student debt or skilled labor crises — but a longstanding Massachusetts education experiment has shown promise at addressing both.

November 1, 2022 | Hechinger Report
How to fix segregation by college major and in the workforce

Two experts at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality outline ways to address growing racial and gender segregation by field of study.

October 31, 2022 | K-12 Drive