Preparing for New Jobs: Two Next-Gen Career Centers

Carl Wunsche High School in Texas and Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies in Kansas, are two next gen high schools schools redefining the career center.

The Quest for an AA Degree in High School

Early college students have the opportunity to earn college credit, up to a full associate degree with their high school diploma. The innovative opportunity is working at Quest Early College-- last year over 70% of graduates left with a diploma from Lone Star College as well as Quest.

6 Things that Make Metro Great--And Different From Your Neighborhood High School

Last week while in Columbus I got to tour Metro Early College Hight School and Middle School. Here's six things worth sharing that make Metro a great example of next gen school.

Where is the Accountability in Education?

We must hold ourselves responsible for imposing accountability in education. Why we need credible evaluations and content and programs to show ability for renewed competition to improve the tools we give our teachers.

Next-Gen Learning in Brooklyn

In the heart of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, Next Generation Learning Challenge grantee Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School (LAB) is personalizing learning for low-income students. Using their custom learning management system, the Brooklyn LAB team is generating actionable evidence that serves and informs both teaching and learning.

Experiencing Success at Work: High School Internships

There's no better way to earn job skills than on the job. A summary of notable high school internship programs, and given growing interest in high paying manufacturing jobs, a sample of pathway and internship programs in manufacturing.

New Staffing Structures Piloted in Nashville Schools

Innovative staffing strategies are being deployed by a group of districts including Nashville Public Schools. The effort is led by Public Impact, an organization identifying and testing strategies to extend the influence of great teachers and improve working conditions and learning opportunities for all educators.

Fostering an Innovation Mindset Online

In addition to knowledge and skills, research in the last five years suggests that mindset matters—for academic success today and for careers down the road. Mindset and big challenges help students appreciate the importance of effort, initiative, and collaboration.

Betting on a Better Counseling Approach for College and Careers

Low-income students deserve new solutions that empower them as informed consumers of postsecondary education and training options. There's tremendous potential for ed tech to help opportunity youth and other low-income learners make more informed decisions about postsecondary and career pathways.

New Study Shows Benefits of Visual, Game-Based Math

A WestEd study showed significant achievement gains from the use of visual, game-based ST Math in 129 California elementary schools. The blended-learning math program, developed by a southern California nonprofit, has more than 10 years of demonstrated results at scale.

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