A national survey of about 1,300 recent high school graduates by the nonprofit Achieve finds most feel high school did not adequately challenge or prepare them for the demands of college and career.
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December 18, 2014
December 16, 2014
Research shows that investing in high-quality afterschool programs addresses many of the challenges that Minnesota and many other states face in helping youth succeed in school, work, and life.
December 09, 2014
A study of a program to prepare students for careers and college shows that students earn more credits in high school and have greater confidence in their career and life skills than their peers in regular programs.
November 26, 2014
A report from the New America Foundation underscores the importance of life skills, such as self-discipline and grit, in student success and encourages schools to focus on helping students develop them.
October 27, 2014
Better communication between educators and employers is needed to address the job-skills gap, according to experts at The Close it Summit in Washington, D.C.
October 23, 2014
At a conference this week, leaders from New Jersey and Virginia share efforts to engage local employers in career technical education efforts in high schools.
October 22, 2014
The multinational energy corporation is launching an effort to improve science, technology, engineering, and math education and training in rural Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.
September 16, 2014
The state Board of Regents considers letting students swap one of the social studies exams for a test in career-technical education or the arts.
August 26, 2014
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.
June 20, 2014
At the annual National History Day competition going on at the University of Maryland this week, 3,000 middle and high school students showcased original historical research, presenting and defending their exhibits, papers, performances, websites, and documentaries for panels of judges.