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CHAVOUS: Want To Make Students Safe? Let Them Attend School Online

Originally published in the Daily Caller – September 20, 2019 As students across the country head back to school, there’s an undercurrent of worry behind their parents’ proud, happy faces. Three out of four parents say they are concerned about the safety of their children while in school. Nearly half report being “very” concerned about […]

Using data in the classroom to help students

Originally published in STEM Magazine – September 2019 As a math teacher for more than 14 years, “I hate math” is something that I hear at least once a year in my classroom. It’s rare to find a student who starts out with a love for math, but that doesn’t have to be the case […]

Guest opinion: Concurrent enrollment and career readiness can transform lives

Originally published in the Deseret News – September 7, 2019 It’s a great time to be a Utah job seeker. Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Utah has the eighth-lowest unemployment rate in the country, and between May 2018 and May 2019, it created the second-highest number of new jobs in the nation. […]

How Parents Think We Can Solve Student Debt

Originally aired on WUSA-TV – September 5, 2019 K12’s President of Career Readiness Education, Dr. Shaun McAlmont, went on WUSA9’s Great Day Washington to discuss the recent Morning Consult survey conducted by K12. Dr. McAlmont spoke about how students and parents can help solve the student debt crisis that affects nearly 45 million Americans. He […]

Guest View: The Rise of the machines

Originally published in The Register-Guard – August 27, 2019 Beaver State workers must brace themselves for the coming storm – a robot storm, that is. Oxford Economics examined the impact widespread implementation of robots would have on state workforces. The report ranked states according to their vulnerability for economic disruption, and ours topped the list. […]

McAlmont: Financial Literacy Can’t Wait for College. Here Are My 2 Career Readiness Wishes for Students to Give Them a Leg Up on Success

Originally published in The 74 – July 8, 2019 With student loan debt in excess of $1.5 trillion taking direct aim at the economic prospects of an entire generation, a commission headed by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has just released new guidelines calling for mandatory financial literacy courses at all institutions of higher education. The report also calls for […]

How Educators Can Help Students Turn Passions into Fulfilling Careers

Originally published on RealClear Education – June 14, 2019  A college education still holds its worth for certain fields, but for students interested in skilled trades or professions that require some additional education or training—but not a four-year degree—it’s not always a necessary next step. That’s why today’s educators need to inform students about college as […]

DA op-ed: What it takes to be a successful virtual teacher

Originally published in District Administration – April 30, 2019 The five years I taught in Atlanta Public Schools prepared me for many things, including keeping my students on task and engaged, dealing with behavioral issues and identifying students who needed more support. But when I transitioned to teaching online, I felt entirely unprepared. How could […]