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There’s More Than Two Paths to Success. Our K-12 System Should Reflect That.

Originally published in Townhall – October 12, 2019 New York City made waves in the education world when a group of experts selected by its mayor proposed eliminating gifted and talented programs. No matter what you think of this move, there’s no denying the issue it aims to address: our current education system reinforces inequality rather than […]

Build and Boost: Your Career Path – Early and Often

Having a Plan + Parents Expect More Originally published in Next Step Universe – October 3, 2019 “College now is a means to an end,” says Shaun McAlmont, President of Career Readiness for the company K12 who helped author a recent report (https://bit.ly/2Z48Fb6) on the issue. “When a student goes to college – especially if […]

3 things I wish I knew my first year of teaching

Originally published in eSchool News – October 3, 2019 Each year, more than 3.7 million teachers step into the classroom. For most, the first day of school marks an annual return. But for thousands of teachers, this will be their first year leading a class of their very own. And standing in front of a room full […]

Three Ways to Support a Child Who’s Being Bullied

Originally published in the Washington Parent – October 2, 2019 If bullying seems more prevalent today, that’s because it is. Research shows that one in three students experienced some form of bullying during the 2017-18 school year – that’s up from 28 percent just two years ago. Unfortunately, victims of bullying may suffer from low […]

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 […]