If education is about talent development, we need to radically improve how we recruit, hire and develop educators, and this demands much better talent platforms and human resource information systems. In general, better career education would inform learning and work choices. Following are six, strategies to improve career education in K-12 including expanding CTE academies, encouraging maker driven learning, encouraging career awareness in grades 6-12.
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July 06, 2015
May 28, 2015
Getting the right teaching job can be a challenge. Because many teachers are eager to work, they take the first job that is offered. This may not always be advantageous to the school or the person. It's more than just getting a yes, it's getting the right yes that can make or break a career.
December 15, 2014
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.
September 16, 2014
Last week I suggested that more than readiness, high school students should actually experience success in what's next so they are able to plan next steps with knowledge and confidence. Reading with comprehension, writing with clarity, and versatility in problem solving are critically important skills and are assessed in classrooms and increasingly by state tests. But secondary education is a period where young people are beginning to understand who they are and what they could become.
May 22, 2014
With the number of internships offered to college students down, some experts say students should explore career and job experiences long before they reach college.
August 28, 2013
Though strong research in this area is lacking, studies do show interesting areas that policymakers can explore, according to a report from the federal What Works Clearinghouse.
April 24, 2013
How to help more students graduate ready for college and careers? We're exploring the perennial question at the A+ Urban High School Summit in Denver.
December 02, 2012
10 Things School Board Members Should Do in 2013. Set a high bar: Adopt the EPIC definition of college/career ready knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Insist on evidence of real college and career ready standards. Showcase examples of student work at board meetings.