College and Career Transitions

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Iishe Davis, a sophomore at Scripps College, is working this summer at the college campus in Claremont, Calif. Originally from Louisville, Ky., Davis got guidance on choosing a college through Ivy Plus Academy, a special program at her high school.
—Patrick T. Fallon/Education Week

How One Teacher Makes 'Impossible' College Dreams Possible for Students

Many of Beau Baker’s brightest students in Louisville, Ky., entered high school thinking college was not for a first-generation kid like them. Baker is working to change that. (August 1, 2018)

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Spotlight on College and Career Readiness 2018

A changing economic landscape has schools preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow. In this Spotlight, learn how schools are launching effective apprenticeship programs, raising the bar on college readiness, and helping students reinvent themselves for future careers.

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Literacy for the Workplace
The modern workplace is evolving and employers say that students need different kinds of literacy skills in order to thrive in it. Will English classes change in response?

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Sectors of our economy such as the military, health care, and higher education are much further along than the K-12 system in using artificial intelligence.
May 20, 2020 – Education Week
Career technical education has been on a roll lately, but educators fear that will change, as unemployment soars and some students are cut off from hands-on learning opportunities.
May 12, 2020 – Education Week
Fewer students are filing financial aid applications this year, as the pandemic continues to disrupt college plans for high school seniors nationwide.
May 5, 2020 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
College Is Not for Everyone
April 1, 2020 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Resources for School Counselors
March 25, 2020 – Education Week
We should understand when going to college for the wrong reasons is worse than not going at all, write Michael B. Horn and Bob Moesta.
March 11, 2020 – Education Week
Preservice training programs aren't doing enough to prepare graduates for their future roles as college counselors, writes Tara P. Nicola.
March 11, 2020 – Education Week
Affinity groups known as caucuses let teacher-candidates at the University of Washington gather with others who share part of their identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
Schools are trying to forge stronger workforce connections in K-12 by revamping curriculum and school culture to help students explore potential careers.
February 5, 2020 – Education Week
More than 17,000 schools use YouScience, a commercial aptitude assessment that seeks to gauge a test taker’s skills in areas such as idea generation and spatial awareness.
February 5, 2020 – Education Week