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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion What Will It Take to Get High School Students Back on Track?
Three proven strategies can support high school graduation and postsecondary success—during and after the pandemic.
Robert Balfanz, August 18, 2021
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Special Education What Employers Can Teach Schools About Neurodiversity
The benefits of neurodiversity have gained traction in business, but college and career support for students with disabilities falls short.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 12, 2021
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Future of Work Aptitude Tests: Are They Effective in Opening Students' Minds to More Career Paths?
Aptitude tests—which seek to measure students’ potential in a particular field—may help students keep from pigeonholing themselves.
Alyson Klein, April 27, 2021
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Future of Work Online Summit How Schools Should Prepare All Students for the Future of Work: The Big Equity Challenge
Register for this Online Summit and learn ways you can support all students in the effort to ready them for the workplace of tomorrow.
March 31, 2021
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Future Planning Starts Today: How Districts Can Enhance Career Readiness for All Students
Career readiness education and training are vital in supporting students, no matter which pathway they choose. Whatever path students take after high school, the end goal is to pursue a fulfilling and meaningful career. As
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Student Well-Being Opinion The Question That Doesn’t Help Students Figure Out Their Career
Don’t ask kids what they want to be when they grow up. Instead of trying to narrow their options, help them broaden their possibilities.
Adam Grant, March 24, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness Letter to the Editor Are Students Ready for Post-Pandemic Reality?
Schools must make improving students' essential skills a priority for college and career success, says the CEO and president of CAE.
March 23, 2021
1 min read
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Teacher Aaron Volkoff demonstrates via Zoom how to monitor a heart rate for the students in his Exercise Science class at Lakewood High School in Long Beach, Calif.<br/>
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Future of Work How Virtual Learning Is Falling Short on Preparing Students for Future Careers
The pandemic is helping some students gain virtual working skills, but many are being left behind.
Alyson Klein, March 2, 2021
7 min read
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Future of Work Top U.S. Companies: These Are the Skills Students Need in a Post-Pandemic World
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta, Apple, and others make the case for schools to help students develop resilience, adaptability, and empathy.
Mark Lieberman, March 2, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness Thanks to COVID-19, High Schoolers' Job Prospects Are Bleak. Here's How Schools Can Help
The economic fallout from COVID-19 is speeding up workforce changes and vulnerable students are at greater risk of falling behind.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 2, 2021
8 min read
Future of Work The Pandemic Is Shaking Up the World of Work: Schools Need to Help Students Prepare
When the global economy emerges from the pandemic, the workplace is going to be a very different place, a new McKinsey study concludes.
Alyson Klein, February 18, 2021
4 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Documentary A Year Interrupted
When COVID-19 closed schools for millions of students, Education Week documented two seniors as they faced an uncertain future.
Elizabeth Rich & Brooke Saias, December 15, 2020
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