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September 30, 2014

School-Business Partnerships Needed to Solve Skills Gap

Edward Gordon, author of Future Jobs, tells construction leaders in Washington that companies need to work in concert with educators to better prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow.

August 26, 2014

California Struggles to Define Career Readiness

As state officials and educators work on changes to the state's accountability system, just how to measure high school students' readiness for the world of work is being debated.

July 21, 2014

New College Ranking Designed to Show Economic Value Added With a Degree

A California non-profit partners with a data company to compile a ranking of 1,222 four-year colleges based graduate's financial boost received after receiving a degree.

April 08, 2014

Poll Shows Confidence in College Preparation and Value of Degree Declining

Results from a new Next America Poll finds Americans' views about the necessity of a four-year degree has been slipping.

March 12, 2014

Career-Tech High School in Mass. Draws National Spotlight

Worcester Technical High School hosted a town hall meeting today to highlight the new direction of CTE programs.

February 10, 2014

K-12 and Higher Education Often Fail to Collaborate Effectively, Survey Says

A recent survey of leaders in the K-12 and higher education shows a desire to work together to create a seamless pathway between the sectors, but finds that barriers persist.

January 22, 2014

Study Showing Value of Liberal Arts Education Counters Skeptics

Over time, liberal arts majors close the employment and salary gap, according to a new report.

November 11, 2013

Students' Planned Majors and Academic Interests Are Often Out of Sync

One-third of high school students who took the ACT last year indicated a college major they wanted to pursue that was not deemed a good fit with their academic interests.

October 30, 2013

Keeping Perspective on the College-Selection Process

As high school students apply to colleges this fall, it's best to remember that just 2 percent of schools take less than 25 percent of their applicants.

September 13, 2013

Promise Seen in College-Awareness Program for Middle Schoolers

Program that combines college exposure, mentoring, and community service leadership for middle school students found to be effective in boosting college-going rates, a University of Michigan study found.

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