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College & Workforce Readiness Video The World of Careers Is Changing. This Superintendent Aims to Get His Students ‘Future Ready’
Students get a postsecondary jump-start through Hamilton County, Tenn.’s Future-Ready Institutes, led by Superintendent Bryan Johnson.
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College & Workforce Readiness Leader To Learn From A Superintendent’s Commitment to Getting Students ‘Future Ready’
Bryan Johnson, the superintendent of Hamilton County Schools in Chattanooga, Tenn., has created an array of “future-ready” institutes, where students gain real-world exposure– through mentorship, job-shadow opportunities, and rigorous coursework—to in-demand jobs while they are still in high school. He is recognized as a 2020 Leader To Learn From.
Catherine Gewertz, February 19, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Leader To Learn From An Unorthodox Strategy Closes Academic Gaps
In a test-obsessed K-12 system, Superintendent Shari Camhi has taken a holistic view of education without sacrificing rigorous academics. The Baldwin Union Free School District, N.Y., leader has helped close graduation gaps, and black and Latino students in the district far outpace their peers in the county and state. Her secret ingredient: themed career academies open to all students. She is recognized as a 2020 Leader To Learn From.
Andrew Ujifusa, February 19, 2020
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Recruitment & Retention National Network Seeks to Get More H.S. Students Interested in Teaching
Educators Rising, part of PDK International, provides resources and support to school leaders in an effort to build stronger local pipelines of future educators.
Elisha Mcneil, January 25, 2016
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Philadelphia high school student Nashali Caquias listens to feedback during a mock job interview at a career fair organized by Academies, Inc., a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that connects businesses and public schools and helps implement career academies.
Philadelphia high school student Nashali Caquias listens to feedback during a mock job interview at a career fair organized by Academies, Inc., a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that connects businesses and public schools and helps implement career academies.
Photo by Charles Mostoller for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Employers Are Integral to Career-Tech Programs
New CTE programs pose a new challenge for educators: how to form deeper, longer partnerships with businesses.
March 25, 2015
8 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Leader To Learn From N.C. District Embraces College for All
Obasohan is leading efforts to create a districtwide “early college” system in Duplin County and instill college ambitions in students as early as kindergarten.
Caralee J. Adams, January 29, 2013
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A high school student heads to class at a school built inside the Northpark Mall in Joplin, Mo., where 11th and 12th graders have studied since last year's tornado devastated the city schools.
A high school student heads to class at a school built inside the Northpark Mall in Joplin, Mo., where 11th and 12th graders have studied since last year's tornado devastated the city schools.
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College & Workforce Readiness Joplin Poised to Rebuild Tornado-Damaged Schools
A year after a tornado destroyed six of its schools, a Missouri district is building schools that match its new vision for education.
Christina A. Samuels, May 15, 2012
6 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Boy-Friendly High Schools
I included career academies in my book. Another profile here, which indicates the appeal to boys.
Richard Whitmire, February 17, 2011
1 min read
College & Workforce Readiness 'Gainful Employment' Rule Proposal Draws Fire
The aim is to weed out postsecondary programs that leave students with big debts, but dim job prospects.
Caralee J. Adams, November 16, 2010
5 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Career Academies Seen to Pay Off in Higher Earnings
A 15-year research project found that students in career academies were no more likely to attend college than those in traditional high schools, but they earned more money by their mid-20s.
Debra Viadero, October 3, 2008
7 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Commentary The Career Academy Story
Close study and evaluation, as seen in the research regarding career academies, can help inform and advance education policy, say J.D. Hoye and David Stern.
J.d. Hoye & David Stern, September 5, 2008
7 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Math, Science Academies Favored to Challenge Top-Tier Students
Yearlong research projects. Courses in quantum mechanics and vector calculus. These may sound like staples of the college experience, but such demands are also the norm at a particular brand of high school around the country: math and science academies, which offer students with superior talent in those subjects a demanding, highly concentrated academic environment.
Sean Cavanagh, December 5, 2006
7 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Vocational Programs Earn Mixed Reviews, Face Academic Push
When it comes to work readiness, no topic is more debated than the place of career and technical education in high schools.
Lynn Olson, May 23, 2006
5 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Engineering a Turnaround
Used to be that vocational training and a focus on academic studies were considered completely different means of education. But in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, the two go hand in hand.
Lucy Hood, April 14, 2006
11 min read