College and Career Transitions

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Betty Torres, a high school senior from Mission, Texas, talks with fellow student Rob Schaefer, from St. Louis, on the University of Notre Dame campus. Both are in a summer program that acquaints academically promising high schoolers with college life.
—Alyssa Schukar for Education Week

Should Schools Test the 'Career' Half of 'College and Career'?

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)

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New York state has made a series of changes the past few years that give kids more opportunities to graduate, but also feed criticism that more students will leave high school unprepared.
June 12, 2018 – Education Week
A pair of after-school programs in Portland offer high school students a glimpse of what it's like to work in building design and construction.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
Developed by business groups and educators, the competition helps prepare students for a reborn, higher-skilled field.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Too often, students who dream of a college degree fall into the "black hole" of remedial math. Now there's a path out.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Not all STEM and STEM-related jobs are growing, and not all of them are highly remunerative.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
This data breakdown looks at the staffing needs in certain STEM fields, how much particular jobs pay, and what level of education is required for those jobs.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
The staff at iLEAD Academy knows which jobs are in demand locally and how much they pay—and they make sure that students know, too, as they weigh college and career.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Robert B. Schwartz raised many eyebrows with a 2011 report that questioned the wisdom of the prevailing “college for all” ethic. Now, the Harvard scholar shares the experiences of a network of states working on providing career-focused options for young people.
April 24, 2018 – Education Week
An analysis finds that, in most states, students must exceed high school diploma requirements in order to be admitted to a public, four-year college in their state.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
So far, just a handful are aiming to take advantage of new leeway on how to measure student learning, despite long-standing calls for a freer hand on assessments.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week

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