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Hechinger Report

OPINION: Students will move forward post-pandemic if we give them new pathways and opportunities

The pandemic took the lives of hundreds of thousands of family members. It led to a troubling rise in mental health issues, a so-called second pandemic. And during periods of remote and hybrid instruction, academic progress for many students stalled, particularly for those who were already struggling.

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Getting Smart Podcast

Immokalee High School on Entrepreneurship and Projects That Serve Community

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Shawnee is joined by a superstar team of students and teachers from Immokalee High School, Collier County Public Schools. Falia Justima is an educator at Immokalee High School in Collier County Public Schools in Naples.

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Triangle News Leader

Final Pitch Night shines light on high school entrepreneurs

When Evan Minnis heard about a national entrepreneurship program that was launching at Tavares High School and Eustis High School last fall, he knew he wanted to be part of it. 

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The Grand Island Independent

Grand Island Public entrepreneurs show business knowhow… and no fear

Being an entrepreneur entails creativity, problem solving and patience.

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The Virginian-Pilot

In ‘Shark Tank’ style, Kempsville students to pitch business plans to all-star judges including Youngkin and a music producer

VIRGINIA BEACH — Five teams of young entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to a host of experts including Gov. Glenn Youngkin and music producer Chad Hugo during the upcoming INCubatoredu Pitch Night.

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K-12 Dive

Entrepreneurship education won’t save the teaching profession — but it’s a good place to start

Falia Justima teaches entrepreneurship education at Immokalee High School in Florida’s Collier County Public Schools.

Since March 2020, K-12 educators like me have weathered a variety of upheavals — from remote instruction and hybrid classrooms to tackling students’ unmet needs, both academic and social-emotional.

It’s no wonder teachers are struggling to find joy these days, which is impacting teacher turnover. As bad as that is for teachers, it’s even worse for students: Researchers have found teacher turnover negatively impacts student performance, which disproportionately impacts students at low-performing schools. 

This is no small matter. Getting kids excited about learning starts with the idea of joy, and joy starts with teachers. 

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Wednesday Journal of OPRF

Creating the ‘Ripple’ Effect

Four OPRF students launch a business to help families honor departed loved ones.  A junior at Oak Park River Forest High School said he pitched the idea to his teammates during a business incubator course, a class at the high school that allows students to explore entrepreneurship and develop their own product or service startup.
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13 News Now

Virginia Beach high school students design new surf wax, turning assignment into budding small business

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — From the classroom to the cash register, "Swag Stick" is now on the shelves at Coastal Edge stores.

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Nurturing entrepreneurs: Lake Belton High School program to launch in fall

The Belton Independent School District is looking to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs at Lake Belton High School by implementing the INCubatoredu program this upcoming fall.

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Journal of Oak Park and River Forest

OPRF students try to help revive local businesses

In a business incubator class, they focused on coming up with ways to help revive local businesses. They saw how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted brick-and-mortar stores in downtown Oak Park, and they just wanted to do something. The end result is The Box: Oak Park, a gift box service catering to area residents.

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