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New Guide Pairs Research and Policy on Recruiting, Retaining Teachers of Color

A new guide offers researchers, policymakers, district and school leaders, and classroom teachers alike insights for engaging in evidence-based policies and other actions that can be taken to meet the urgent need to recruit and retain teachers of color.

October 31, 2022 | EdWeek
This high-tech map is helping leaders chart a course back to high achievement

A brand new Education Recovery Scorecard is providing K-12 leaders with perhaps the clearest district-by-district comparison yet of each system’s road to academic recovery. The scorecard should help superintendents and their teams recalibrate their plans to tackle learning loss, say the researchers at Harvard and Stanford universities who conducted the analysis.

October 31, 2022 | District Administration
GAO: Ed Department has more work ahead in addressing teacher shortages

To successfully address the nationwide teacher shortage, the U.S. Department of Education needs to clearly communicate time frames, milestones and performance measures on this issue, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported.

October 28, 2022 | K-12 Dive
OPINION: U.S. high schools must take note and take action after dismal NAEP score report

Given the unprecedented level of student need reflected by the NAEP score report, we must rethink how high schools organize, implement and refine their strategies to support students, writes Robert Balfanz and Angela Jerabek.

October 28, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Learning Acceleration and Assessment Strategies in 100 Large Urban Districts

34 districts plan to incorporate tutoring, extended learning, small-group instruction and use of data. Are they succeeding?

October 27, 2022 | The 74 Million
CDC: 3 in 4 high schoolers faced potential trauma during pandemic

About three out of four high school students reported at least one potentially traumatizing experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in October. In addition, over half (53%) of the 4,390 high school students studied reported up to two adverse childhood experiences.

October 27, 2022 | K-12 Dive
How schools are moving away from remedial summer learning

During the National Summer Learning Association conference this week, two district leaders shared details of their schools’ transition to accelerated learning.

October 27, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Proponents of Competency-Based Education Push to Spur Adoption — Amid Challenges

For decades, advocates of competency-based education have been arguing that colleges should award credits based on assessing what students know rather than how many hours they’ve spent in class. Could this post-pandemic moment lead to broader adoption of the idea?

October 27, 2022 | EdSurge
Seeking Solutions to Strengthen Career Pathways

Today, some of our country’s communities are engaged in conversations about talent pipeline shortages, challenges, and opportunities. At Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), college leaders continue to be involved in strategic discussions throughout Northeast Ohio with a diverse group of partners about solutions to connect people to family-sustaining wage jobs.

October 27, 2022 | Diverse Education