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For years, high school students have been asking us to tell them exactly what the things we have them learn in school have to do with what they'll need to know in the real world. And as U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich has pointed out, we've had a hard time answering them.
Expect more from students, and they'll deliver. Set challenging yet attainable targets for what they should know and then help them achieve.
If there is a single feature which distinguishes our European competitors, it is the industry-driven nature of their training for young people.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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