September 27, 2017

Education Week, Vol. 37, Issue 06
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College & Workforce Readiness Commentary Keep These 4 Things in Mind When Preparing Students for an Uncertain Future
The future holds an unclear path for the nation’s workforce, but there will be jobs, writes Jason Furman, a former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Jason Furman, September 26, 2017
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Education Commentary Stop Teaching Students What to Think. Teach Them How to Think
To succeed in a world of automation will require being as unmachinelike as possible, writes basic-income advocate Scott Santens.
Scott Santens, September 26, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness What Skills Do Students Need to be Future-Ready? 11 Reader Responses
We turned to social media to ask readers to respond to this question: What skills should we teach students to prepare them for the jobs of the future?
The Editors, September 26, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Students Earn Digital Credentials for Adding New Skills
The use of electronic badges to document the evolving skills of K-12 and college students, and adult workers, is gaining ground.
Michelle R. Davis, September 26, 2017
8 min read
In STEM AutoTutor, an artificially intelligent computer program for teaching middle school math and science, virtual characters help students think through their goals and the different approaches they might try to solve a problem as well as the procedures they need to know.
In STEM AutoTutor, an artificially intelligent computer program for teaching middle school math and science, virtual characters help students think through their goals and the different approaches they might try to solve a problem as well as the procedures they need to know.
Student Achievement How 'Intelligent' Tutors Could Transform Teaching
Robots won't put teachers out of a job soon, but tutoring systems powered by artificial intelligence might well change classroom practice.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 26, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Data: What Jobs Will Grow the Fastest?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand and wages for dozens of occupations. Big growth is expected for home health aides.
September 26, 2017
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A remarkable coder with vision, people skills, and high-powered mentors, New York City 9th grader Emma Yang has the skills to thrive in an uncertain future labor market. But what about everyone else?
A remarkable coder with vision, people skills, and high-powered mentors, New York City 9th grader Emma Yang has the skills to thrive in an uncertain future labor market. But what about everyone else?
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Future of Work The Extraordinary Education of an Elite, 13-Year-Old Problem-Solver
A remarkable coder with vision, people skills, and mentors, Emma Yang has the skills to thrive. But what about everyone else?
Benjamin Herold, September 26, 2017
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Byoncé Reyna, a student at the Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design, jokes with Katie Vicuna during her internship at Pinnacol Assurance. Vicuna, an agency relations coordinator at Pinnacol, is Byoncé’s mentor.
Byoncé Reyna, a student at the Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design, jokes with Katie Vicuna during her internship at Pinnacol Assurance. Vicuna, an agency relations coordinator at Pinnacol, is Byoncé’s mentor.
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College & Workforce Readiness Can Apprenticeships Pave the Way to a Better Economic Future?
Colorado has launched a statewide program to create paid apprenticeships for high school students in high-need industries.
Catherine Gewertz, September 26, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Learning How to Learn Could Be a Student's Most Valuable Skill
The best way to equip students for tomorrow's fast-changing workplace may simply be to teach them to learn how to learn, some experts say.
Stephen Sawchuk, September 26, 2017
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An elite coder with vision, people skills, and high-powered mentors, New York City 9th grader Emma Yang is as close to future-proof as a 13-year old can get. But with technology radically reshaping the labor market, schools face a monumental challenge preparing all students to thrive in a murky future.
An elite coder with vision, people skills, and high-powered mentors, New York City 9th grader Emma Yang is as close to future-proof as a 13-year old can get. But with technology radically reshaping the labor market, schools face a monumental challenge preparing all students to thrive in a murky future.
Mark Abramson for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness The Future of Work Is Uncertain, Schools Should Worry Now
The rapidly evolving nature of the workplace has schools struggling to prepare students for jobs that might not exist yet.
Benjamin Herold, September 26, 2017
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Reading & Literacy Are Our Jobs Making Us Dumber?
Some experts blame rising automation for a decline in adult literacy skills—all the more reason to make learning a lifetime endeavor.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 26, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Taking a Long Look at Schools and Work
What skills do students need to succeed in the workplace of the future? Education Week begins answering that question in this special report, "Schools and the Future of Work."
The Editors, September 26, 2017
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