« Nearly Two-Thirds of New Science Educators Lack Training in Their Subjects | Main | Changes to Teacher Evaluation Haven't Worked. Or Have They? See D.C. »

Teachers: How Are You Getting Students Ready for Future Jobs?

With advances in technology, including in computing, automation, and artificial intelligence, the job market is undoubtedly changing. But are schools keeping up? 

In a series of upcoming stories, we'll be attempting to answer this question and many more like it about the intersection of education and the workforce. We'll look at how schools are balancing so-called "soft skills," like communication, problem-solving, and teamwork, with technical skills such as computer coding. And we'll look at how those compare to what employers say they're looking for. 

But to get things going, we want to hear from teachers: What skills do you think we should teach students to prepare them for the jobs of the future? 

Tweet @educationweek your answers using #SkillsforFutureJobs. Or you can email me directly with your answers at [email protected] We hope to republish some of those responses in print for our special report, which will be published in September.

In the meantime, here's some background reading from the archives:

For more news and information on the teaching profession: 

And sign up here to get alerts in your email inbox when stories are published on Teacher Beat.

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.


Most Viewed on Education Week



Recent Comments