Future of Work
Education news, analysis, and opinion about the skills students will need for the jobs of the future.
- 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.Future of Work Online Summit How Schools Should Prepare All Students for the Future of Work: The Big Equity ChallengeRegister for this Online Summit and learn ways you can support all students in the effort to ready them for the workplace of tomorrow.Future of Work Which U.S. States Are Best Positioned to Innovate? How K-12 Schools Influence the RankingsA new report ranks states in terms of how good an environment they are for innovation, including K-12 education factors.Future of Work What's the Purpose of K-12 Education in the Age of Automation?Author Daniel Susskind talks about the role of education in a world where machines are taking over many of the tasks done by human beings.Future of Work Q&A How to Get More Students of Color Into STEM: Tackle Bias, Expand ResourcesMathematician and former National Football League player John Urschel on what it will take to see more students of color in STEM careers.Future of Work How Virtual Learning Is Falling Short on Preparing Students for Future CareersThe pandemic is helping some students gain virtual working skills, but many are being left behind.Future of Work The COVID-19 Economy Is Putting Vulnerable Students' Career Prospects at High RiskThe EdWeek Research Center conducted a survey of educators to understand which students are now most at risk for job limitations.Future of Work Top U.S. Companies: These Are the Skills Students Need in a Post-Pandemic WorldBlue Cross Blue Shield, Delta, Apple, and others make the case for schools to help students develop resilience, adaptability, and empathy.Future of Work The Pandemic Is Shaking Up the World of Work: Schools Need to Help Students PrepareWhen the global economy emerges from the pandemic, the workplace is going to be a very different place, a new McKinsey study concludes.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Our new world has only increased our students’ dependence on technology. This makes digital literacy no longer a “nice to have” but a “need to have.” How do we ensure that every student can navigateFuture of Work Online Summit What to Teach Today to Prepare Students for Tomorrow’s WorkplaceEducators surveyed by the EdWeek Research Center said updating curricula to get students ready for the jobs of the future is a top priority.Future of Work Three Reasons to Be Skeptical of Artificial Intelligence in SchoolsHaving a strong teacher in the classroom is more important than having good technology, a University of Michigan professor argues.Future of Work Artificial Intelligence Could Free Up 13 Hours a Week for Teachers, Report FindsA new report estimates that 20 to 40 percent of the tasks teachers spend time on, including grading, lesson planning, general administration, could be outsourced to technology.