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.

Bobbie Wells wipes down a bedside tray in a hospital room in the Christiana Care Health System. Wells and her co-workers use a high-tech, ultraviolet-light cleaning system, which is digitally operated and requires extensive training.
—Nate Pesce for Education Week

Jobs at All Levels Now Require Digital Literacy. Here's Proof.

Education Week visited Delaware's largest employer for a closer look at how digitization is changing the workplace. (September 25, 2018)

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.

Special Reports

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?

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.

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Despite harsh criticism from President Trump, shrinking job prospects, and safety threats, student interest in journalism has risen or held steady in many high schools, a new survey shows.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
Most colleges rely on standardized tests and grades to decide who gets into their schools. A handful of schools want to change up the mix.
February 6, 2019 – Education Week
Nearly all are gauging school performance in part by whether students show they're ready for life after high school, a way of meeting ESSA's requirement for some measure aside from test scores.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens should be the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow. Instead, they’re at the center of a possible criminal investigation.
November 13, 2018 – Education Week
When it comes to literacy skills, there seems to be a gap between what employers want and what schools provide, but it’s a fuzzy one.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Is school where students should learn to speak clearly, make a 60-second elevator speech, or hold a difficult conversation? That's what employers think.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Education Week visited Delaware's largest employer for a closer look at how digitization is changing the workplace.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
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

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