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Future of Work The COVID-19 Economy Is Putting Vulnerable Students' Career Prospects at High Risk
The EdWeek Research Center conducted a survey of educators to understand which students are now most at risk for job limitations.
Alyson Klein, March 2, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness Student Interest in Health-Care Careers Takes Off During Pandemic
The coronavirus crisis is boosting a trend toward health-care and medical pathways. The challenge is getting students hands-on training.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 2, 2021
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Susana Cordova, deputy superintendent of leading and learning at the Dallas Independent School District
Susana Cordova, deputy superintendent of leading and learning at the Dallas Independent School District.
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College & Workforce Readiness Leader To Learn From An Untapped Path to Equity Runs Through Career-Technical Education
Former EdWeek Leader to Learn From Susana Cordova, now with the Dallas district, highlights how CTE could be harnessed to create equity.
Susana Cordova, February 17, 2021
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School & District Management Video Careers, Competitions, Creativity: New Courses Help Students Explore the Future
Superintendent Shari Camhi helps students explore different career industries & internships by giving students a hands-on chance to explore.
Jaclyn Borowski & Andrew Ujifusa, February 21, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Data: 5 Big Challenges in Preparing K-12 Students for the World of Work
Schools are trying to forge stronger workforce connections in K-12 by revamping curriculum and school culture to help students explore potential careers.
Alyson Klein, February 4, 2020
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Andrew Grashof, a senior at Marcellus High School, works in a radio studio at WCNY-TV in Syracuse, N.Y., as part of an “embedded” career-technical education class at the PBS multimedia affiliate.
Andrew Grashof, a senior at Marcellus High School, works in a radio studio at WCNY-TV in Syracuse, N.Y., as part of an “embedded” career-technical education class at the PBS multimedia affiliate.
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College & Workforce Readiness Schools Embed Classes in Cutting-Edge Businesses
A handful of districts in upstate New York are moving career technical education classes to cutting-edge businesses so students can have more "authentic" learning experiences.
Stephen Sawchuk, February 4, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Video Philadelphia Auto Mechanic Internship Program 'Keeps the City Running'
The Philadelphia Office of Fleet Management Internship Program, started in 1993, employs students who are enrolled in auto mechanic programs at local high schools to develop the skills they need to be productive in the workforce. "The benefit is you're working," says intern Darlington Princewell. "You're learning a trade with professionals who are already in this field. And even if this is not something you want to do with the rest of your life, it's still a trade you can carry with you." The students come after school, are assigned to a garage, and work on city vehicles, such as marked police cars. "We need technicians to keep the city running," says former internship director Lisa Spruill. "The city is winning and also that student is winning as well." Coverage of after-school learning opportunities is supported in part by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, at www.mott.org. Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.
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Early Childhood Apprenticeships Could Offer Big Benefits for Early-Ed Teachers, Report Argues
The think tank New America finds that early-childhood educators may benefit from apprenticeship programs that let them receive training while still working full-time.
Marva Hinton, March 19, 2019
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Education Opinion Developing Assessments for Learning That Lead to Equity
A California school engages students in internships that deepen their learning and assesses their competencies in ways that promote equity.
Contributing Blogger, November 29, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness Walmart Foundation Grant Aims to Boost Diversity in Capitol Hill Internships
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute will split $2 million to help interns cover living expenses and other costs.
Sydney McLane, July 26, 2018
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Federal Betsy DeVos: America Can Learn a Lot From Swiss Apprenticeships
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has said there are a host of things about the Swiss apprenticeship system that America could emulate. But she doesn't the federal government should be necessarily spearhead any initiative on that issue.
Alyson Klein, June 8, 2018
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Federal DeVos: Apprenticeships Should Be for More Than Just Welders, Carpenters
The U.S. can learn a lot from Switzerland's apprenticeship program, which allows students to prepare on the job for careers in health care, finance, and law, said Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a speech Thursday to the International Congress on Vocational & Professional Training in Zurich.
Alyson Klein, June 7, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness News in Brief Trump Apprenticeship Task Force Sheds No New Light on High School Experience
President Donald Trump's task force on apprenticeship has issued its final report, but it makes no mention of how apprenticeship opportunities would be made available in every high school, even though the president said that's what he wanted.
Catherine Gewertz, May 29, 2018
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