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COVID Linked to Dramatic Increase in Children's Risk of Mental Health Problems

COVID Linked to Dramatic Increase in Children's Risk of Mental Health Problems

For much of the pandemic, children have been seen as getting off comparatively easier than adults if they get infected with coronavirus. But a nationwide analysis suggests contracting COVID-19 can nearly triple children’s risk of new mental health problems. The findings, published last week in the journal Psychiatric Services, come as educators are already scrambling to cope with widespread rises in mental health problems and school behavior issues among young people. However, these results are among the first to point to mental health problems related to COVID itself, as opposed to school...

Jun 9
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‘We Are Desperate, Too’: A Message From a Teacher-Educator (Opinion)

‘We Are Desperate, Too’: A Message From a Teacher-Educator (Opinion)

Teacher educators want our K-12 colleagues to know: We are desperate, too. During the pandemic, we lost nearly all our valuable field placements and many of our hard-earned district partnerships. Fewer college students are choosing to enter the teaching profession, and those that do lack hands-on experience. We have the same goals that you do: Attack the teacher shortage, diversify the educator workforce, address what is being termed “learning loss” in schools, partner on new initiatives. Recent research has shown us what we need to do to move forward in these areas, but neither higher...

Jul 28
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Do Students Have Passion for Today's In-Demand Jobs? A New Analysis Says No

Do Students Have Passion for Today's In-Demand Jobs? A New Analysis Says No

Students have the talent to succeed in today’s in-demand jobs but often lack an interest in going into those fields, according to a new report that seeks to assess whether their skills are aligned with high-growth careers. The , a for-profit company that provides aptitude-based assessments, comes as many industries in the United States grapple with labor shortages. Jobs in STEM fields are expected to grow twice as fast as those in non-STEM fields, but millions of positions in science, technology, engineering, and math careers are expected to go unfilled in the near future, according to ....

Jul 29
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The Outlook Is Bad for School Hiring This Fall

The Outlook Is Bad for School Hiring This Fall

School district leaders have felt the staffing crisis rumbling beneath their feet for more than a year, and a new school year is only reinforcing their fears about the challenges of recruiting educators and those who support them. Most schools are seeing fewer job candidates for crucial positions than during the same period last year, an EdWeek Research Center survey shows—and an even greater percentage of those polled are seeing fewer candidates than they need to keep their schools running optimally, new survey data show. The nationally representative sample of 255 principals and 280...

Jul 28
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A Teacher Advises Colleagues: Find a School Where You Can Be a 'Magician'

A Teacher Advises Colleagues: Find a School Where You Can Be a 'Magician'

Patrick Harris remembered always wanting to be a teacher. He viewed his very first teacher as a “magician” who built a positive relationship with students and opened the world to him in unique ways. He wanted to be a magician like her. But as he entered his teaching career, he experienced a disconnect in the educational system—one that did not allow him to be that magician or create a space for students to learn and thrive. Harris began sharing his experiences as an early-career teacher on a popular podcast called “Common Sense Podcast” as he continued his search for the right teaching job...

Jul 29
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The Case of the Missing Data on AP Students

The Case of the Missing Data on AP Students

For years, educators and researchers alike have looked into the national underrepresentation of students of color—especially Black and Latino students—in Advanced Placement courses offered by the nonprofit College Board. It’s an issue of equity, researchers say, especially considering how AP courses can help prepare students for college careers and save on higher education costs.The College Board itself has worked to improve access to AP courses for students of color, including creating two new courses targeted toward them.But if you currently peruse the College Board’s website, you won’t...

Jul 29
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Virtual Reality in Schools: Game Changer or Big Headache?

Virtual Reality in Schools: Game Changer or Big Headache?

“Honey, don’t forget your virtual reality goggles! And your lunch! We’re gonna be late for school! ”As a technology reporter for Education Week and the mom of a 2-year-old, I’ve imagined saying that sentence to my son, at some indeterminate point in the future. Whenever an expert says , I’ve wondered: Will my son learn about the constitutional convention by actually “attending” it in some immersive VR forum? Will his high school biology class “dissect” a human cadaver with their virtual reality goggles on, no cleanup necessary? Will his first experience with immersive, interactive VR in...

Jul 19
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A Deeper Dive Into the 'Overspending' on Teacher Salaries (Opinion)

A Deeper Dive Into the 'Overspending' on Teacher Salaries (Opinion)

There were hundreds of reader comments on Education Week’s Facebook page this week about Cara Jackson’s previous guest post, Here, she responds to some of them....Cara Jackson is a senior associate at Abt Associates, where she works on systematic reviews of research evidence and conducts program evaluations. In the , I discussed research that higher teacher salaries are related to higher teacher retention, better teacher qualifications, and student achievement. We might see this relationship for a couple of reasons. First, more-experienced teachers tend to earn higher salaries and are on...

Jul 29
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Book Bans? My School Doesn’t Even Have a Library (Opinion)

Book Bans? My School Doesn’t Even Have a Library (Opinion)

Though so-called book-banning legislation , I doubt it will affect my practice at an underresourced public school in the West Philadelphia neighborhood. The provision aims to inform parents of suggestive material in curricula and libraries. The bill follows other attempts throughout the country to limit student access to books with controversial thematic matter. However, many underresourced schools do not have school libraries or many of the materials to fill them that could be examined for explicit content. At face value, the national debates over book banning may appear to be a tension...

Jul 26
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Will California’s $4.1-Billion Bet on Community Schools Transform K-12 Education?

Will California’s $4.1-Billion Bet on Community Schools Transform K-12 Education?

When students returned to the Social Justice Humanitas Academy campus in August 2021, many could barely focus on their high school assignments. They walked out of class. They refused to do work. Drug use and the number of students hospitalized because of suicidal thoughts were on an Teachers and staff at Humanitas saw the crisis before them — and turned to their long-established playbook for solutions.“ Our philosophy is to meet kids where they’re at,” Principal Jeffrey Austin said, “and take them far as we possibly can. ”Teachers led group discussions about how hard it had been to be for...

Jul 20
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