Only a third of NJ teachers pass licensing exams the first time around. Does that reflect teacher prep programs?
Chalkbeat Newark
About a decade ago, Essex County College of New Jersey restructured its education program to be more hands-on and geared toward the strengths of its students, who are predominantly Black and Latino and from underserved communities. The approach seems to be working.

Central Jersey community colleges are suggesting, but not requiring, Covid shots
While most four-year colleges in New Jersey are requiring students and staff to be vaccinated against Covid to come on campus for the fall semester, community colleges in Central Jersey, so far, are not.

Requests for U.S. college aid are down, with experts blaming the pandemic
New York Times (subscription required)
U.S. high school seniors completed fewer federal financial aid applications for college this year, as compared with last year, which saw an even steeper drop — signals that the number of low-income students attending college is falling again.

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