Student Employment

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School & District Management Letter to the Editor The More Opportunities Students Get, the Better
Giving students jobs in schools shouldn't be controversial, writes U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx in this letter to the editor.
January 10, 2022
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Northwest High School junior Savannah Darner, 16, cleans an office at Northwest Valley Middle School in House Springs, Mo., on Dec. 14, 2021. As staff shortages impact school districts across the country, Northwest School District, outside of St. Louis, hired its own students to fill some of their vacancies.
Savannah Darner, 16, cleans an office at Valley Middle School in House Springs, Mo., where she works part-time as a custodian. Savannah, a junior, is one of several students who recently began working for the Northwest School District to help fill vacancies in food service, childcare, and custodial services.
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School & District Management Hiring Students to Ease Staffing Shortages: One School District's Unorthodox Solution
With openings for custodians, food service workers, and other jobs sitting unfilled for months, a Missouri district is trying a new tactic.
Catherine Gewertz, December 16, 2021
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Northwest High School sophomore Emily Downs, 15, takes out the trash at Valley Middle School in House Springs, Mo., on Dec. 14, 2021. As staff shortages impact school districts across the country, Northwest School District, outside of St. Louis, hired its own students to fill some of their vacancies.
Emily Downs, 15, takes out the trash at Valley Middle School in House Springs, Mo., in her second week on the job as a part-time custodian. Downs, a sophomore, is one of several students the Northwest School District has hired to fill critical vacancies.
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School & District Management In Their Own Words 'Kind of Surreal': A Student Cleans Floors at Her Old Middle School
A high school sophomore works as a part-time custodian, part of her district's unusual effort to fill critical staff positions.
Catherine Gewertz, December 16, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness Trump Team May Change Rules on Jobs for Students With Disabilities
In its quest to cut red tape, the administration has its eyes set on regulations meant to steer youths and adults with disabilities to jobs where they work alongside those without disabilities.
Christina A. Samuels, July 13, 2018
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Student Well-Being Federal Government Steps in to Help Young People Find Summer Jobs
The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded grants to several organizations around the country to help disadvantaged young people find work.
Marva Hinton, May 23, 2016
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Education It's Summer. Where Are Students Working?
Summer jobs are important in helping teens to develop key "soft" skills and work experience that will help them succeed later in life.
Denisa R. Superville, June 3, 2015
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Brihanna Thompson, 22, fills orders at Mark’s Feed Store, a restaurant in Louisville, Ky. Ms. Thompson, now in culinary school, is a graduate of a city program that places youths in summer jobs, an experience she credits with putting her on a career path.
Brihanna Thompson, 22, fills orders at Mark’s Feed Store, a restaurant in Louisville, Ky. Ms. Thompson, now in culinary school, is a graduate of a city program that places youths in summer jobs, an experience she credits with putting her on a career path.
Philip Scott Andrews for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Demand for Summer Jobs Outstrips Opportunities
The seasonal job market for teenagers is showing signs of improving, but inner-city youths still face slim employment opportunities.
Denisa R. Superville, June 2, 2015
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College & Workforce Readiness Career Tech Programs Work to Strengthen Employer-School Partnerships
At a conference this week, leaders from New Jersey and Virginia share efforts to engage local employers in career technical education efforts in high schools.
Caralee J. Adams, October 23, 2014
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Student Well-Being Leveraging the Most From High School Internships
Experts offer advice on how interns can stay in touch with mentors, get job evaluations, and leverage the most from summer work experience.
Caralee J. Adams, August 14, 2013
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Education Summer Jobs Found to Reduce Youth Violence
A new study finds a youth employment program in Boston reduces participants' violent behavior.
Nora Fleming, July 10, 2013
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College & Workforce Readiness Report Chronicles Job Demand for Career and Technical Fields
A new report examines the demand for middle-income jobs that require career and technical training and offers recommendations for encouraging pathways.
Caralee J. Adams, September 18, 2012
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College & Workforce Readiness Leveraging Internships for More Than Resume Building
A survey reveals experience in internships builds resumes, but not always gives real-world work experience.
Caralee J. Adams, September 6, 2012
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Dalton Burke, a senior at South High School in Sheboygen, Wis., in the fall, will apprentice this summer at area resorts to see if a culinary career is a good path for him to follow.
Dalton Burke, a senior at South High School in Sheboygen, Wis., in the fall, will apprentice this summer at area resorts to see if a culinary career is a good path for him to follow.
Katrine Schleicher for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Summer Activities Build Résumés for College
Whether it's a job in a restaurant or a costly overseas excursion, summer experiences can help students get into the colleges of their choice.
Caralee J. Adams, June 5, 2012
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Education Funding American Businesses Push for Increased College Productivity
A new report outlines steps to improve productivity of colleges and encourages companies to support workers who want to further their education.
Caralee J. Adams, April 30, 2012
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