Tag: Students

Student Test Scores Show Steady Improvement

Student Test Scores Show Steady Improvement Do you think our schools are worse than ever? You’re wrong. Pandemic was bad, but last half century shows steady improvement, particularly in math By Jay Mathews Pessimism about American public schools runs deep, particularly with the latest federal sampling tests showing a sharp drop in achievement among 9-year-olds because of the pandemic. That does…

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College Students Draw First-Hand Career Insight

College Students Draw First-Hand Career Insight By Kenya King Three Chevron Corp. engineers met with 15 Perimeter College engineering students recently to give first-hand advice and encouragement about advancing their education and careers. The engineers—all women—spent more than two hours reviewing the students’ resumes and answering student questions about coursework—as well as giving background about their own jobs at the…

Student Loan Forgiveness: The Future

Student Loan Forgiveness: The Future By: Zack Friedman, Senior Contributor Here’s what to expect next with wide-scale student loan forgiveness. Here’s what you need to know — and what it means for your student loans. Student Loans President Joe Biden is days away from announcing his decision on student loan forgiveness. Biden, who already has canceled $32 billion of student loans, is considering…

Student Loan Payment Pause: Why?

Student Loan Payment Pause: Why? By: Zack Friedman, Senior Contributor The U.S. Department of Education has now confirmed President Joe Biden will decide “soon” on whether the student loan payment pause will be extended. Here’s what you need to know — and what it means for your student loans. Student Loans Payment It’s crunch time in America for student loans. Biden…

Education Department Issues New Guidance on School Discipline

Education Department Issues New Guidance on School Discipline The new guidance comes at a moment of increasing mental health challenges spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. By Lauren Camera The Education Department released new guidance on discriminatory discipline practices for students with disabilities Tuesday – the most sweeping set of technical documents published on the issue since the federal disability law was passed…

Pandemic Learning: Roadblocks, Resilience, and Resources

Pandemic Learning: Roadblocks, Resilience, and Resources By: Jacqueline M. Nowicki The COVID-19 pandemic upended school as we’ve known it. Across the country, school systems struggled to provide a stable learning environment to help students while also protecting their health – there were many challenges. In today’s WatchBlog post, we look at our three new reports on pandemic-related learning loss in…

Student Mental Health Is Critical to Ensuring School Safety

Student Mental Health Is Critical to Ensuring School Safety By: Amy Briesch, Sandra M. Chafouleas Whenever a mass shooting takes place in schools, public discussion often focuses on laws or policies that might have prevented the tragedy. But averting school violence needs more than gun policy. It requires both prevention and crisis responsethat take students’ emotional well-being – not just their…