Cyberattacks are on the rise and K-12 school districts are viewed as easy targets by cybercriminals. Download this free guide to learn the strategies all districts can deploy—regardless of size or location—to mitigate the risks of cyber threats.
MINNEAPOLIS (May 20, 2022)—Today’s high schoolers are keenly aware of the impact the pandemic had on the job market and are evaluating their options as they forge their path to a career, according to the latest Question The Quo Education Pulse survey. The most recent national study of 14-18-year-olds in the United States, fielded in January, found three-quarters have heard about worker shortages, and more than one-third are more likely to pursue an education or career in an in-demand field.
“The most stunning finding for me has been how insightful, intuitive and engaged this demographic is when it comes to understanding the career landscape, the impact of student debt and the options available to them in the current environment,” said Jeremy Wheaton, president and CEO of ECMC Group. “Today’s students have experienced the pandemic’s impact, and they want to forge their own path—a path that is shorter in duration, more affordable and connects directly to a career—especially a career in a field that needs workers.”
According to this survey, two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, half of high schoolers are no longer considering four-year college and less than half believe a four-year degree will make them successful. More than half are open to a path other than four-year college, and because of the pandemic, one-third say they’re more comfortable with following a shorter pathway. Despite that, 85% feel pressure to pursue a four-year degree.…Read More
A January 2022 study published in JAMA Pediatrics confirmed what many educators, administrators, and support staff already knew: School closures, disrupted learning, and a pandemic year have coalesced to create an alarming mental health crisis among teenagers.
The study found that up to 60 percent of students are experiencing “strong distress,” including anxiety and depression. The results echoed a recent American Psychological Association (APA) report, which found that more than 80 percent of teenagers experienced “more intense stress” during the pandemic.
In other words, as Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, notes, “Mental health challenges in children, adolescents, and young adults are real and widespread. Even before the pandemic, an alarming number of young people struggled with feelings of helplessness, depression, and thoughts of suicide — and rates have increased over the past decade.”…Read More
Schools around the globe have found that Apple devices’ ease of use, robust design, and thoughtful creative & educational features absolutely essential in the classroom. Find out how Apple’s accessibility features support all areas of learning.
There are few industries that have felt the transformational touch of technology quite like education. In this e-book, we address the cybersecurity threats that impact K12 education, highlight why it is critical to proactively address them, and more.
The classroom has evolved. Students are transitioning from sitting at their desks listening to a lecture to actively participating through the introduction of technology. Learn about apps & tools teachers have to deliver the best learning experience.
Apple unveils education-altering features with every operating system release to enhance the teaching & learning experience, all while empowering users. In this eBook, learn about five features that will help with distance & in-person learning.
Educators know it.
The research backs it.…Read More
This guide walks you through the COVID-19 funding still available to school districts, how to access emergency funds, and allowable uses for relief spending—including tools and platforms to help you keep students and families informed and engaged
Using federal funding sources like Title I, IDEA, and ESSER to hire more reading and math coaches, counselors, school psychologists, tutors, and other support staff is a key strategy for meeting students’ academic and social-emotional learning needs. However, when school systems use federal funding for personnel expenses, they must have a plan for when the grant funding runs out. Districts also must keep careful records of the time and effort that employees spend on grant-funded activities, which can be challenging.
If school systems fail to do this correctly, they could forfeit some of the grant money they’ve received or lose out on future funding. This white paper takes a closer look at the documentation required of school systems that use federal funding for labor-related expenses, and it reveals key strategies for completing this process successfully.…Read More