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Posts tagged as “Higher Ed”

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.

For our education project, Learning Curve, we report on efforts by professors, mentor teachers, college administrators, and the student teachers themselves to overcome the limits of the pandemic—and to learn to teach.

As Pandemic Upends Teaching, Fewer Students Want to Pursue It

Emma Goldberg, The New York Times via Yahoo News |

Few professions have been more upended by the pandemic than teaching, as school districts have vacillated between in-person, remote and hybrid models of learning, leaving teachers concerned for their health and scrambling to do their jobs effectively.

For students considering a profession in turmoil, the disruptions have seeded doubts, which can be seen in declining enrollment numbers.

Xavier University Announces First Woman President

Ann Thompson, WVXU |

Xavier University has named its first female president in its 190-year history. Colleen Hanycz is also the first lay person to hold the job.

She begins July 1 and succeeds Father Michael Graham, who announced his retirement last March. Previously, Hanycz (pronounced Han-ich) was the president of La Salle University in Philadelphia, a Lasallian, Catholic university; as well as president of Brescia University in Canada, a Catholic women’s university in the Ursuline tradition, according to a release.

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