Spotlight on College and Career Readiness

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College and Career Readiness


The Education Week Spotlight on College and Career Readiness is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on:

  • How a new provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act is affecting graduation rates
  • Assessing whether students have the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace
  • Preparing students for jobs in growing industries through career-technical education
  • How differing definitions of college readiness may be driving inequality

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Because of a little-noticed provision in ESSA, states that offer several diploma options may have to revise their graduation rates.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week

The state hopes to put students on more promising pathways by dispatching college and career coaches to middle and high schools in 34 counties.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week

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 – Education Week

Tennessee wants to ensure that its career-technical education programs propel students toward college and good-paying jobs.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week

Low voter turnout underscores why schools must do more to prepare students to be engaged citizens, argues Sidney Trubowitz.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week

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