Spotlight on Career Readiness

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Career Readiness

The Education Week Spotlight on Career Readiness is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Measuring career readiness with new tests
  • Expanding the K-12 focus on career readiness with work-based learning and community engagement
  • Engaging students in postsecondary preparation with individualized plans
  • Promoting the social-emotional skills essential to college and career success

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

With a curriculum based on service and local cultural resources, San Isidro High School strives to make learning relevant for students in its border community.
June 5, 2014 – Education Week

Longer-term certificates and associate degrees yield more of a wage boost than the short-term, occupational certificates that students earn at community colleges.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week

Preparing students for economic independence, whether via college or career, is imperative, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent Heath Morrison says.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week

"Individualized learning plans" empower students to plot a postsecondary course, whether for college or careers, write V. Scott Solberg and Curtis Richards.
February 26, 2014 – Education Week

For some students, high-quality career and technical education offers a better fit and future than preparation for college, Jean Evans Davila writes.
March 12, 2014 – Education Week

Starting in the spring of 2015, ACT exam results will include new indicators on students' career readiness and ability to understand complex texts.
June 6, 2014 - College Bound

To truly prepare students to be college and career ready we need to continue to teach them the social-emotional skills they will need for college, career, and their personal lives.
April 23, 2014 - Finding Common Ground

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