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Here's what we got on tap for you today

  • Meme of the Week
  • Impact Job Update: How to Feature Volunteering on Your Resume
  • Article of the Week: We Need to Talk About the Teacher Shortage
  • New Job Opportunities
  • Win of the Week: New Weed Technology Promises to Boost Rice Production in Asia
  • Bummer of the Week: The Pacific Northwest is Already Under a Heat Advisory

Meme of the Week

How to Feature Volunteering On Your Resume

Volunteering can give your resume that extra boost to make you stand out from the rest. But if you're not sure how to list your volunteer experience, here are some tips.

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Article of the Week

We Need to Talk About the Teacher Shortage

Here’s a little fun fact: when the 2022 school year began, 45% of all public schools across the US had at least one teacher vacancy.

Okay, maybe that’s not so fun. As much as we used to love it when our teacher was out and they rolled in the old-school TV cart so we could watch movies all day, this ain’t* great. (*if you think our grammar is bad, just wait and see what happens to today’s youth if we don’t get some more teachers in schools pronto.)

Luckily, some states are experimenting with a clever solution to fight the teacher shortage: teacher apprenticeships. If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard about this on the news that much, it’s because both sides of the political aisle actually support this idea, and that doesn’t make for good TV.

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Here’s the gist: a teacher apprenticeship works similarly to an apprenticeship to become a plumber, electrician, or carpenter. Teachers-to-be can learn as they work so that they can make an income instead of paying steep college tuition fees. While they earn their credentials, the apprentices typically work in high-needs schools that are significantly more impacted by the shortage.

These programs have actually been around for a while, but several states used pandemic relief funds to give them a boost. Now they have huge support (and funding) from the Labor Department, so more states are jumping on board.

We hope this is a real solution to solve the teacher shortage, cause we all know we’d be nowhere without our teachers. Now if we could only pay them more, overwork them less, and give them the resources they need to actually do their jobs. Ah, we love to dream.

June 20, 2024


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The National Endowment for Democracy Wants You

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