Teachers: How Are You Getting Students Ready for Future Jobs?

By Liana Loewus — July 31, 2017 1 min read
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With advances in technology, including in computing, automation, and artificial intelligence, the job market is undoubtedly changing. But are schools keeping up?

In a series of upcoming stories, we’ll be attempting to answer this question and many more like it about the intersection of education and the workforce. We’ll look at how schools are balancing so-called “soft skills,” like communication, problem-solving, and teamwork, with technical skills such as computer coding. And we’ll look at how those compare to what employers say they’re looking for.

But to get things going, we want to hear from teachers: What skills do you think we should teach students to prepare them for the jobs of the future?

Tweet @educationweek your answers using #SkillsforFutureJobs. Or you can email me directly with your answers at We hope to republish some of those responses in print for our special report, which will be published in September.

In the meantime, here’s some background reading from the archives:

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.