College & Career

1/27/2014

1/27/2014

Students who had loved coming to school are left now with a sterile learning environment. Kids are shoved into college-prep classes, regardless of their wants or desires.

11/18/2013

11/18/2013

The governor created the Center for Education and Career Innovation, an approach to the education and workforce preparation pipeline that breaks down the silos that exist between K12 schools, higher education and workforce development.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013

American schools are unique in the time, energy and money devoted to non-classroom activities.

10/7/2013

10/7/2013

If we all want a thriving, high-quality school system, it makes every bit of sense to bring a successful education model into a district where few, if any, such models exist.

10/2/2013

10/2/2013

A decade and a half ago, the ACT started giving test-takers four free score reports instead of three--a small change that's increased the number of poor students at selective schools.

9/25/2013

9/25/2013

"My friends and I realized we didn’t have to do everything assigned to us in order to succeed in high school."

9/6/2013

9/6/2013

Bahiya Nasuuna hasn't even started college, but she already has several academic credits in the bank that will give her a jump on graduation. She is one of a growing number of students getting a head start on college credits while they are still in high school, cutting costs and speeding toward degrees—and jobs—as quickly as possible.

9/4/2013

9/4/2013

Jaylen Bledsoe is a 15-year-old sophomore at Hazelwood West High School (St. Louis) who started his own tech company that is now worth $3.5 million. Here, Bledsoe explains how he started building the company when he was only 12.

8/9/2013

8/9/2013

In Boston, we have the chance of a lifetime. As we laud Mayor Tom Menino and retired School Superintendent Carol Johnson for the progress they’ve made for Boston students, we have the opportunity, with new leadership and a strong foundation, to renovate our school system into one that builds on this foundation and ensures every child graduates prepared for college, career and life.

8/1/2013

8/1/2013

The reality is: Kids who struggle with — and rebel against — book learning need something else.

7/1/2013

7/1/2013

It isn't easy to graduate prepared for college — unless you come from one of the city’s select high schools, according to a new report released by the United Federation of Teachers.

6/7/2013

6/7/2013

Community colleges say their incoming students often aren't ready to take the courses that could prepare them for good jobs in technical fields. Meanwhile, many students can't see themselves heading to a four-year college after high school, and high schools know their diplomas are no longer enough to get graduates good jobs. Maybe if students, high schools, community colleges and technology companies worked together, they could get what they need.

5/22/2013

5/22/2013

Despite efforts by Missouri’s education department and area districts to increase enrollment in AP courses, the state’s public school students still rank among the bottom in the nation for both participation and pass rates, even though both are up in recent years.

5/17/2013

5/17/2013

Five dozen teenagers decrypting codes, cleaning malware and fending off network intrusions in the finals of a national cybersecurity contest got a glimpse of the labor market’s appetite for their skills as sponsors such as network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. described career opportunities. Internships start as young as 16 at Northrop Grumman Corp.

4/30/2013

4/30/2013

Students learn the basics of cooking and nutrition before moving on to more complex culinary feats and the management process of costing out meals, restaurant-style, to determine their price points.

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