Schools & the Future Workforce

As the future of work changes, how are schools adapting? The latest news about the way schools are preparing students for tomorrow’s workforce, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Special Report: Schools and the Future of Work

This special report examines what skills students need in order to succeed in the uncertain, intensely competitive workplace of the future. (September 26, 2017)

Spotlight on College and Career Readiness

In this Spotlight, learn about different ways to equip students with the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace.

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Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century: Out of the Trenches and Into the Future
In this go-to guide for thinking and planning, futurist Gary Marx lays out an array of trends with seismic shifts that have real implications for organizations, nations, and each of us.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Faces of the Future: An Education Week Series
Ambitious and creative young people are pushing well beyond the boundaries of school and shaping the conversation about the future of work.

Career and Technical Education at a Crossroads
This three-part series takes on key challenges facing career-and-technical education programs as they attract a new wave of attention and support in schools across the country.

Blog Coverage

For news and opinion blog coverage about the future of work, click here.

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Goucher College, a liberal arts school in Towson, joins a growing number of institutions removing majors such as math and physics to save money.
August 17, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
Public school counselors are overworked and under-resourced—and that’s a big problem for students, writes Alanna Fuschillo.
August 14, 2018 – Education Week
The Trump administration made updating the federal career and technical education law a priority, as its other plans, such as expanding school choice, have stalled.
July 31, 2018 – Education Week
A nonprofit organization, working with clubs and after-school groups, is remaking an old-fashioned childhood pastime to nurture the nation’s next generation of entrepreneurs.
July 24, 2018 – Education Week
In its quest to cut red tape, the administration has its eyes set on regulations meant to steer youths and adults with disabilities to jobs where they work alongside those without disabilities.
July 18, 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
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
A suburban Minneapolis high school is partnering with more than 200 businesses to reshape its classes and help students find a career that excites them—whether or not it leads to a bachelor's degree.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Citing a shortage of tech-savvy workers, lawmakers and business leaders have successfully pushed schools to offer more computer science. Now comes the hard part.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week

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