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Are community colleges prepared to train the workers a technology-based economy requires? Joseph Fuller of Harvard Business School talks about findings from a multiyear research project that finds they have far to go.
Too often, our policy responses are guided by fear rather than evidence.
A maritime high school draws students from every borough and every background. The school's career-themed curriculum is as novel as its location, with an emphasis on the marine sciences.
Hundreds of parents hoping to “take back” public education ran for school board seats in the midterms. What’s the actual job that awaits those who win?
For one thing, many more children would have gotten COVID, along with everyone they live with and most school employees. But the debate over school closings is infected with myths, misinformation and ignorance.
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for two cases, one from UNC and the other from Harvard, that could radically change rules around race-conscious admission practices at colleges and universities.
Generous federal funding will help school districts convert their fleets of aging, polluting diesel buses. But the complex financial question they face is whether to own or lease them from a third party.
Pre-pandemic, just 15 percent of community college classes in California were fully remote; now, 65 percent of classes are online. To retain students, administrators may keep online classes to increase accessibility.
The state has more than 40 vacancies, and many superintendents increasingly find themselves under attack from conservative groups. Nationally about a quarter of superintendents had left their positions by the end of the last two school years.
In 1968, thousands of Mexican American high school students in East Los Angeles walked out of classrooms to protest discriminatory and substandard education. Despite mixed results, their demonstration ignited a new civil rights movement.
The president’s forgiveness of student loans aroused plenty of controversy. State and local governments can help craft a more sustainable federal plan that could help to relieve their own workforce shortages and staffing costs.
A White House fact sheet estimates that 408,700 borrowers across the state are eligible for some form of federal student loan debt forgiveness, 248,900 of whom could get $20,000 wiped. Iowans owe a total of $13.3 billion in student debt.
The larger issue is the high and rising cost of higher education. There are ways to hold those costs down. An educated workforce is good for everybody.
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation on Sept. 15 that aims to establish uniformity around what qualifies as full-time employment and allows public service employers to certify employment on behalf of workers.
With the help of city school kids, an organization is restoring long-depleted oyster beds that once flourished in the waters that surround New York City. The bivalves are cleaning the water and protecting shorelines.