The Hechinger Report - A distrust in schools

View this email in your browser
The Report
A newsletter from The Hechinger Report
 Share Share
 Tweet Tweet
 Forward Forward
Liz WillenDear reader,
 
This week we report on concerns that Black and Asian families in particular may reject in-person learning this fall in favor of remote options or homeschooling. Some of the reasons why these families opted out of in-person learning during the pandemic at disproportionately high rates involve health concerns related to Covid-19. But racial injustices are also a factor. That signals trouble for public school educators, who must find ways to win back these families’ confidence. At the same time, there are huge challenges ahead in terms of helping Latino students — who make up 25 percent of all schoolchildren — recover from the pandemic.
 
We also look at an important trend for a recovering economy: An increasing number of white-collar employers are reconsidering degree requirements and adopting training systems more common in blue-collar trades, in many cases via partnerships with community colleges. Let us know what other stories we should be telling — we love to hear from our readers.

Liz Willen, Editor
Was this newsletter forwarded to you?
Click here to subscribe!
Main Idea 

As schools reopen, will Black and Asian families return?

The pandemic has underscored racial injustices in education. Black and Asian families want those issues fixed before they return to the classroom.
Reading List 

PROOF POINTS: Three strikes and you’re out

What baseball teaches us about our short attention spans.
 

OPINION: School leaders must come forward to help Latino students after the pandemic set back long-awaited progress

Too many could not access Wi-Fi and missed much needed in-person instruction.
 

Saint Leo University plans the nation’s first veteran studies bachelor’s degree program

Veteran studies programs, like gender studies or ethnic studies, aim to focus on the people rather than military programs, strategy or logistics.


Business partnerships with community colleges help funnel workers into better jobs

Companies needing better-skilled workers also benefit from programs that teach those specific skills.
 

Facing a white-collar worker shortage, American companies seek a blue-collar solution

A growing number of employers are paying new employees while they train.
 

Closing the homework gap so ‘no child is left offline’

A new survey finds that 15 percent of kids in lower-income families still lack reliable internet at home. New federal funds are aimed at changing that.


OPINION: A lot more federal money is on the way to help schools post pandemic — Let’s spend it wisely

Give educators autonomy so that funds go directly to kids and classrooms.


TEACHER VOICE: This wasn’t a ‘lost year’

While enduring isolation and, in some cases, depression, my students found ways to learn about literature and themselves. Let’s not welcome them back to classrooms with a battery of tests and a ‘business as usual’ attitude.
Solutions 
"College-in-prison programs have many benefits, but barriers to access abound," Prism

This week’s solutions section came from SolutionsU powered by Solutions Journalism Network and their database of solutions journalism. Search for more solutions.
👋 Contact Nichole Dobo at dobo@hechingerreport.org to give feedback on The Hechinger Report’s newsletters. Did you know we produce newsletters on early childhood, education research, the future of learning and higher education? And it helps us if you recommend our newsletters to a friend. 
You made it to the bottom of this free newsletter. Will you support our nonprofit newsroom with a gift?
Give today to make this message go away.
Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/hechingerreport/
Our newsletters
Copyright © 2021 The Hechinger Report, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you signed up at our website The Hechinger Report.

Our mailing address is:
The Hechinger Report
475 Riverside Drive
Suite 650
New York, NY 10115

Add us to your address book


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Older messages

Proof Points: Baseball’s lessons for teachers

Monday, July 5, 2021

Short breaks replenish attention spans This is a weekly newsletter. Sign up for a free subscription, and invite a friend to subscribe. View this email in your browser A newsletter from The Hechinger

Saint Leo to launch nation’s first veteran studies bachelor’s program

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Veteran studies bachelor's degree This is a weekly newsletter. Sign up for a free subscription, and invite a friend to subscribe. View this email in your browser Support for this newsletter comes

Future of Learning: ‘No child left offline’

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Fifteen percent of kids in lower-income families lack reliable internet at home This is a weekly newsletter. Sign up for a free subscription, and invite a friend to subscribe. View this email in your

Help for America’s ailing school infrastructure

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The pandemic forced a reckoning about the physical condition of classrooms. This is a weekly newsletter. Sign up for a free subscription, and invite a friend to subscribe. 📬 View this email in your

Proof Points: Academic growth v. achievement

Monday, June 28, 2021

An experiment in tweaking how we report academic performance at schools This is a weekly newsletter. Sign up for a free subscription, and invite a friend to subscribe. View this email in your browser A

Intro to gender data, How Instagram approves nipples, Climate newsletter writer at NYTimes

Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Bloom Issue #60, Sept 19 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

FTI #274: Norm.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

There's so much to learn from a great comedian. How to write. How to communicate. How to persuade. How to be vulnerable. How to be authentic. How to develop a voice. How to be unique. How to stand

Work is infinite, time is finite

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Find time by taking inventory of it. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Ditching “me too” marketing

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Standing still vs. standing out ‌ ‌ ‌ Hey there, There have never been more brands (and more noise) than today. Why should customers pick you? Standing still: The biggest challenge for any business is

🎙️ Find That Pod # 128

Friday, September 17, 2021

ADVERTISEMENT Five Great New Podcasts Welcome to the 128th edition of Find That Pod. 🎁 It's time to give away some stickers. 🎁 Want a sweet FIND THAT POD vinyl sticker? Request one using this form

Say Hi!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Hi friend, It's been about a year since I sent out the first email of this newsletter and there are now over 500 of us learning together! It's been really great. I wanted to take this moment to

US Latinos - non-podcast listeners already listening to spoken word

Friday, September 17, 2021

iVoox launches new podcaster dashboard; Zencastr has a pause removal tool; C13Features signs more Hollywood stars 2 minutes to read · Your daily briefing for podcasting and on-demand, with 20312

12 favorite problems, POP writing & how to ask better questions [Scale Your Impact #58]

Friday, September 17, 2021

Your fill of copywriting, online course, and productivity insights ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

3-2-1: The measure of success, courage, and knowing what you want

Thursday, September 16, 2021

3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider this week. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

It all started with a Zoom call...

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Now, 50 episodes later, we're here to celebrate. Recently, one of our expert L&D guests for CLO Connect said something that really struck a nerve with me. “We don't need to keep anything a