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Student Teaching Struggles: COVID-19 Puts A Damper On Educator Experiences

Student Teaching Struggles: COVID-19 Puts A Damper On Educator Experiences
Nahla Bendefaa, WKSU | For education majors, student teaching is the capstone, the time when they step into the classroom and immerse themselves in their subjects and their students. Only last year … many didn’t ... Read More

Hazing transparency

Hazing transparency
Editorial Board, The Toledo Blade | The REACH Act makes yet another attempt at creating the public awareness of the risks of hazing, but it wisely takes things a step further. Adding hazing to the ... Read More

Creating an informed electorate starts in the classroom

Eric Foster, Cleveland Plain Dealer | Below is an excerpt from the full opinion piece: In short, Thomas Jefferson’s answer to the question of how to achieve a well-informed electorate was simple: public schools. Jefferson ... Read More

Student Organizations File Amicus Brief in Critical Supreme Court Student Free Speech Case

Student Voice | Student Voice, Kentucky Student Voice Team (KSVT), Houston Independent School District Student Congress (HISD StuCon) and March For Our Lives, four grassroots student-led organizations working to elevate student voice at the national, ... Read More

‘I felt like I wasn’t a proper adult’: How the pandemic job market left young people stuck

'I felt like I wasn't a proper adult': How the pandemic job market left young people stuck
Ellen Hine, Cincinnati Enquirer | For a lot of young people, the concepts of adulthood and having a job are tangled up in one another. A real job means that they're self-sufficient, that they're responsible ... Read More

As schools reopen, prioritizing student mental health can prevent ‘twin-demic’

As schools reopen, prioritizing student mental health can prevent 'twin-demic'
Scott Poland, K-12 Dive | To prevent a “twin-demic” of self-harm and suicide, schools will need to be more proactive in their outreach to students and take steps to improve their students’ mental health and ... Read More

Child Care in Crisis: Can Biden’s Plan Save It?

Child Care in Crisis: Can Biden’s Plan Save It?
Alisha Haridasani Gupta, The New York Times | Child-care centers improvised during the pandemic, scrambling to stay open with razor-thin budgets and little government guidance. How long will the short-term solutions last? In suburban Ohio, ... Read More

Why mentoring matters: A conversation with Carlos Lejnieks

Why mentoring matters: A conversation with Carlos Lejnieks
McKinsey Accelerate | “It’s those moments,” says Carlos Lejnieks. “Those moments when a person opens up that door and it is up to you whether you want to walk through it. They didn’t have to ... Read More

The Lost Year: What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers

The Lost Year: What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers
Alec MacGillis, ProPublica | Everything looks the same on either side of the Texas-New Mexico border in the great oil patch of the Permian Basin. There are the pump jacks scattered across the plains, nodding ... Read More

‘Roblox’ isn’t just a gaming company. It’s also the future of education

‘Roblox’ isn’t just a gaming company. It’s also the future of education
Roblox hosts more students every month than all school-going children in the U.S., U.K., and Canada combined. Hamza Mudassir, Fast Company | Roblox, which recently made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, has ... Read More

Opinion: Listening to parent voices key to closing achievement gap

Bruce Jeffrey, Opinion contributor - Cincinnati Enquirer | When the pandemic swept across the United States a year ago, it laid bare the inequities and systems that prevent Black students from succeeding in the classroom ... Read More

Opinion: Declare an emergency on epidemic of childhood trauma

Ronald Hummons, Opinion contributor - Cincinnati Enquirer | Most children with the highest instances of childhood trauma are Black and brown. Do our lawmakers fail to see the benefit of providing a solution to a ... Read More

#StopAsianHate

Student Voice | “Student Voice unequivocally condemns the rising hate, violence, and racism against the Asian-American community. We are sending solidarity and support to our Asian-American team members, program participants, and the broader community. Our ... Read More

Anti-Asian Violence: Facing the Ugly History of Our Beautiful Kingdom

Michelle Miao, Talawanda High School – Democracy and Me, WVXU | “There isn’t a quick solution to resolving anti-Asian hatred. It means dismantling centuries of discrimination and violent oppression, but it can start with paying ... Read More

Our view: Civics education is key to saving America from itself

Our view: Civics education is key to saving America from itself
Editorial Board - The Columbus Dispatch | With fears of more political violence akin to the Capitol insurrection, growing cynicism in the country and a general mistrust of government, America is very much in need ... Read More

Opinion: COVID-19 vaccine is a shot of hope for our schools

Opinion: COVID-19 vaccine is a shot of hope for our schools
Laura Mitchell, Opinion contributor, Cincinnati Enquirer | Below is an excerpt… CPS is taking the lead to educate our staff and our families about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, CPS hosted ... Read More

Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s history making performance

Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's history making performance
Amanda Gorman was named the nation's First Youth Poet Laureate at 19. Now at 22, she is delivering her original composition, "The Hill We Climb" at the 59th presidential inauguration as the youngest known inaugural ... Read More

Effective online teacher training grows, but in-person supports still needed

Effective online teacher training grows, but in-person supports still needed
Kara Arundel, K-12 Dive | When the pandemic hit last March and student learning suddenly moved online, there was immediate demand for online teacher supports. The field responded with numerous webinars and resources that overwhelmed ... Read More

I’m a high school sophomore. Here’s how schools can teach kids to solve real-world problems

I’m a high school sophomore. Here’s how schools can teach kids to solve real-world problems
Luke Harris, Fast Company | “As we move into an increasingly robotic and digital age, solving complicated human problems becomes more important than ever. Schools need to teach more of the process of entrepreneurship and ... Read More

As we tackle school segregation, don’t forget about English Learner students

As we tackle school segregation, don’t forget about English Learner students
Diana Quintero and Michael Hansen, Brown Center Chalkboard - Brookings | The Department of Education under the incoming Biden administration is expected to quickly turn the page on former Secretary Betsy DeVos’s priorities. This expected ... Read More
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