College and Career Transitions

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Betty Torres, a high school senior from Mission, Texas, talks with fellow student Rob Schaefer, from St. Louis, on the University of Notre Dame campus. Both are in a summer program that acquaints academically promising high schoolers with college life.
—Alyssa Schukar for Education Week

Should Schools Test the 'Career' Half of 'College and Career'?

Some experts and educators argue that better assessments are needed to determine whether students have the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace. (May 24, 2017)

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What States and Nonprofits Are Doing to Encourage Early High School Graduation
To save money and encourage hard work, states and nonprofits are offering incentives for early high school graduation.

The Senior Slump: Strategies to Keep Students Motivated
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Over the last year and a half, states have stepped up their focus on career and technical education with a spate of new laws and policies.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
What skills do students need to succeed in the workplace of the future? Education Week begins answering that question in this special report, "Schools and the Future of Work."
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
The rapidly evolving nature of the workplace has schools struggling to prepare students for jobs that might not exist yet.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Some experts blame rising automation for a decline in adult literacy skills—all the more reason to make learning a lifetime endeavor.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Colorado has launched a statewide program to create paid apprenticeships for high school students in high-need industries.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
The best way to equip students for tomorrow's fast-changing workplace may simply be to teach them to learn how to learn, some experts say.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
The use of electronic badges to document the evolving skills of K-12 and college students, and adult workers, is gaining ground.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand and wages for dozens of occupations. Big growth is expected for home health aides.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
We turned to social media to ask readers to respond to this question: What skills should we teach students to prepare them for the jobs of the future?
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Many of the country’s top minds are sharply divided on just how disruptive they think technology will be on the workforce of the future.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week

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