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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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
Eighth grader Ian Michael Brock wants to make sure the next billion-dollar tech company is launched by a young person like him. He’s taken matters into his own hands.
February 20, 2018 – Education Week
In South Carolina and elsewhere, new concierge services are smoothing the way for businesses and schools to create real-world work opportunities for students.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
What do educators need to know about the future of artificial intelligence? Two AI researchers from the Allen Institute get into it.
January 10, 2018 – Education Week
Getting ready for an unknown future of employment means unlearning what we know about education, writes Christopher Dede.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
Could engaging traditionally underrepresented students in AI development save us from a dystopia? Tess Posner makes the case.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
As new technology shakes up the workforce, we must empower students to take control of their own learning, writes Milton Chen.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week

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