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November 29, 2017

Getting Businesses Involved in Schools: What's the Secret Sauce?

A high school in Minnesota is excelling at something that has eluded most schools, and is important as they try to focus on career readiness: enlisting businesses to participate in designing curriculum and teaching students.

November 15, 2017

College Leaders: Preparing Students for Careers Isn't Top Priority

A new survey of college and university trustees finds that they don't view preparing students for careers as the most important priority of higher education.

August 30, 2017

How a Wichita Lineman Is Changing the Conversation About College Readiness

A Kansas lineman can earn $99,000 a year after five years' experience, and with no bachelor's degree. These kinds of jobs are commanding a lot of attention in a national conversation about college and career readiness.

August 07, 2017

Which Trade Schools Pay Off for Students? A New Ranking Offers Ideas

The national rankings of four-year colleges and universities often play a major—although controversial—role in students' thinking about higher education. Now one of the big players in the college-ranking business is turning its scrutiny on two-year trade schools.

August 02, 2017

Are You Helping Prepare Students for Jobs That Will Be Lost to Automation?

Which jobs are at risk of being lost to automation, and how can students prepare for those labor-market shifts? A new interactive tool, based on jobs data, offers insight that can help educators guide students in career planning.

July 07, 2017

How School-Business Partnerships Can Boost Experiential Learning

A report on business-education partnerships offers insight for K-12 educators as they seek to provide experiential learning, especially in career and technical education programs.

July 06, 2017

Does Your State Have a Good Plan to Ensure Students Are Career-Ready?

A new report analyzes states' career-readiness plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act, and finds a lot of promise, but also many missed opportunities.

June 30, 2017

New Prize Offers $500,000 to Teachers, Programs, in Skilled Trades

A California company has created a new prize worth more than $500,000 to reward the teachers and programs that train students for careers in skilled trades such as auto repair and carpentry.

June 15, 2017

Trump Executive Order Ramps Up Apprenticeship Programs

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday to create a new channel of approval for apprenticeships. He is calling on Congress to expand the allowable uses of student aid, so students can use the support for "earn while you learn" programs.

June 14, 2017

Trump Makes a Big Push for High School Apprenticeships

Donald Trump, famous in his pre-presidential years as host of television's "The Apprentice," has launched a major initiative to create high school apprenticeships that can feed the jobs pipeline.

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