Research suggests that Black teachers, especially Black male teachers, have a positive effect on students. Yet only a small percentage of public school teachers are Black men.
Efforts like the Black Teacher Pipeline project aim to change those numbers by giving the next generation of Black educators unique opportunities for practical experience, guidance, and financial support.
Is college worth it? Most students who attend college earn more 10 years down the road than those who don’t. But the return on investment varies by credential, program of study, and institution.
A just-released study from the Center for Education and the Workforce examines new data from the College Scorecard and looks at net economic gains for college students 10 years and 40 years after they enroll.
The pandemic has been hard on Jacqueline Rodriguez. She struggles to keep up with the cost of higher rent, books for her kids' schooling, and even basic household necessities.
Lower-income workers like Rodriguez have seen some of the fastest wage growth of the pandemic era. But those gains are being eroded by the highest inflation in 40 years, forcing families to make hard choices.
At a time of slipping test scores and plummeting social-emotional skills after prolonged remote schooling, staff shortages at schools are causing consternation both in city halls and at kitchen tables.
Amid the stress, community members are stepping in to cover classrooms, and politicians and educators are exploring immediate stopgaps to help maintain in-person learning and attract more talent long-term.