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April 01, 2015

Students Ask Big Questions at Science Leadership Academy

Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia is transforming the opportunity set for 500 urban students, with an inquiry-based approach and an emphasis on technology.

March 16, 2015

What Should High School Graduates Know and Be Able to Do?

Districts can't rely solely on graduation requirements and state test scores as a proxy for quality education aims and measures. Students and community members deserve a more compelling and complete set of goals and metrics. It remains challenging to describe the aims and measures of a rigorous well-rounded education. Here are some examples of schools and districts setting the bar beyond basic reading, writing, and math.

March 11, 2015

Addressing Disconnect Between Student Skills and Employer Needs

Speakers at the SXSWedu conference in Austin discuss why recent graduates' skills often fall short of employer demands and how to solve the growing problem.

March 06, 2015

Most Likely To Succeed: A Film About What School Could Be

With stubbornly high levels of young adult unemployment and underemployment, "Most Likely To Succeed" explores the broken bargain that diplomas equal employability. As a conversation starter, the movie is among the best edu-documentaries ever produced. The star of the film is High Tech High in San Diego, a place where teachers have the freedom to shape projects that culminate in public exhibitions.

March 03, 2015

Elementary Schools Partner With Hospital for 'Mini Med School' Program

Michigan recognizes elementary schools for an innovative program that invites surgical teams from local hospitals to demonstrate procedures and expose students to medical careers.

February 20, 2015

Let's Get Real: Deeper Learning at Work

Workplace experiences can help students develop the cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal competencies they need in the future, says Nancy Hoffman of Jobs for the Future.

February 19, 2015

The Gold Standard: The Swiss Vocational Education and Training System

Switzerland is a great example of a country where companies, government, and education focus on building career pathways in high-growth, high-demand occupational fields where young people can learn skills and earn credentials valued in the labor market.

January 26, 2015

Next-Generation Learning and Career Readiness

Better together: the respective movements toward career readiness and next-generation learning environments should come together to provide the learning experiences that truly prepare students to succeed.

January 21, 2015

State of the Union Address Sparks Cautionary Reaction in Career Tech. Ed.

President Obama's call for good career and technical education programs draws praise, and caution, from the field.

January 08, 2015

Digital Playbook of P-TECH High School Model Offered Online

Growing interest in the Pathways in Technology Early College High School prompted IBM and CUNY to put tools and case studies online to help others replicate the model.

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