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Category: Secondary Education


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Howard Launches High School Math Class for College Credit

October 5, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Howard University is launching an algebra course for college credit at high schools in historically underserved communities created in partnership with Khan Academy, according to an announcement today. The class will be coordinated by the National Education Equity Lab, an […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How I make online teaching work as a high school educator

September 9, 2022

Via: eSchool News

I have been teaching at traditional and charter schools for the past 18 years, and I remain encouraged by the determination of the students I serve, even when faced with the challenges we’ve seen over the past several years due […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

7 educators share back-to-school action plans

September 9, 2022

Via: eSchool News

This year, classrooms are opening with a combination of optimism and uncertainty. On one hand, this is the first truly “normal” back-to-school opening since the fall of 2019. But on the other, teacher burnout, educator shortages, and mass teacher resignations […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

California must prioritize science education to stay competitive

September 8, 2022

Via: EdSource

Living through a global pandemic while facing the consequences of climate change has underscored the need for science literacy. What’s more, robust and equitable science education is not only essential to a fully functioning democracy, it is crucial for preparing […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

What if we gave every teacher a work from home day?

September 7, 2022

Via: eSchool News

School and district-based staff are understandably wary about the new school year. Teachers, the majority of whom are women, are struggling under the immense pressure of pandemic schooling. Many have worked long hours to try to support their own families […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Task force recommends universal school meal program ahead of White House conference

September 2, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The Task Force on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health — formed by an independent group of professors, advocates and food industry executives — recently advised the White House to bring back universal school meals. The task force released this guidance in […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Minneapolis Public Schools sued over union contract’s protections for teachers of color

August 29, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

Conservative foundation Judicial Watch is suing Minneapolis Public Schools on behalf of a community taxpayer over part of the district’s 2021-2023 agreement with its teacher union that is meant to protect minority teachers from seniority firing practices. The contract gives […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Education union activity ramps up ahead of new school year

August 23, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

Through strikes and lawsuits, several education unions are starting to take action against their districts ahead of the new school year. On Sunday night, 94% of Columbus Education Association members in Ohio voted to go on strike effective Monday for […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

One district’s push to help students feel like they belong

August 19, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Bullying is prevalent in high schools and can lead to a lack of a sense of belonging. According to a new study, 51 percent of high school students say they have witnessed bullying at their school. When it comes to […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

What it will take to get all California students reading at grade level

August 18, 2022

Via: EdSource

As the pandemic has raised concerns about “learning loss” and widening achievement gaps, California policymakers have focused increasingly on how to strengthen literacy instruction in the country’s most diverse state. In 2021 the Legislature passed Senate Bill 488, which outlines […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

State Gag Order Bills Increase for Higher Ed

August 17, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

State legislative proposals to restrict the freedom to teach and learn have increased by 250 percent in 2022 compared to last year, according to a report released today by PEN America, the free expression and literary organization. Most of the […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Public school enrollment down for second consecutive year

August 16, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

Compared with fall 2020, total public school enrollment for Pre-K-12 “was unchanged” this past fall, said NCES Commissioner Peggy G. Carr in a statement. However, enrollment changes varied by state, with most states experiencing less than 1% changes in enrollment. […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

4 ways to support ELLs in post-pandemic learning

August 12, 2022

Via: eSchool News

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic impacted learning in ways educators and policymakers are still working to understand. But while all students felt the impact, certain historically underserved student groups–including English language learners (ELLs)–were disproportionately affected. During virtual learning, […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Los Angeles Unified to enter school year with fewer classroom vacancies, district says

August 12, 2022

Via: EdSource

Just over 200 classroom teaching positions remain open across LAUSD’s nearly 1,000 schools following a summer of ramped-up recruitment. That leaves the district at a 99% fill rate as it welcomes students back to the classroom Monday to start the […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

New research shows slight rebound in post-pandemic learning

August 10, 2022

Via: eSchool News

NWEA, a nonprofit, research and educational services organization serving K-12 students, has released new research highlighting the latest data on achievement during the pandemic. Key findings from this third school year impacted by COVID-19 suggest early signs of rebounding offering […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Gen Z students are aiming for STEM careers

August 9, 2022

Via: eSchool News

A majority of high school and college students chose STEM as their No. 1 preferred career path, according to a survey of 11,495 Gen Z students conducted by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). The 2022 Career Interest […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Ed Dept: Students show ‘significant progress’ as staffing woes continue

August 4, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a statement the data points to ”significant progress” made by students during the 2021-22 school year. More than 98% of public schools used academic supports to spur pandemic-related learning recovery during the 2021-22 […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

5 best practices as schools brace for monkeypox

August 4, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

With educators still reeling from three years of a pandemic, schools are opening for a new school year in the midst of yet another public health emergency — this time monkeypox. The World Health Organization on July 23 declared monkeypox […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Ed Dept prioritizes school mental health staff expansion in funding distribution

August 2, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The priorities for the grant funding, which has not yet been distributed, come just a few days after the Biden administration announced the two programs on Friday. “The Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic brought on challenges for children and […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Pluralistic Politics Lead to Improved Learning in L.A. Schools

July 27, 2022

Via: Education Next

As president of the Los Angeles Unified School District board from 2001 to 2003, I awoke most weekday mornings to scandalous headlines in the Los Angeles Times and a 5 a.m. call from the drivetime radio reporter looking for comments […]