College and Career Readiness

Career Clusters Should Not Limit Students – Education Article

Like most people who attended school in the ’90s and early 2000s, I fully brought into the college = success, no college = failure ideology. I came to teaching as an aide at the age of 22 and expected to encourage students that they must attend college, no other paths. I learned a hard lesson that year. When talking about careers with my students, one said: “I want to manage a Taco Bell.” I bit my tongue to keep myself…

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Guided Pathways and Meta-Majors | Getting Smart – Education Article

My oldest son, who will graduate from college in June of 2020, leaves in a month for an internship in Los Angeles. My youngest son heads off to college, again in LA, in August. I constantly think about their pathway through college and wonder if they will be prepared to enter the workforce. My children are prime examples of the importance of support networks and effective mentors. They are carving their own pathway, but they have road maps, field guides,…

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The Tangled Web: The High School Diploma, College and Career Readiness Standards and Career and Technical Education – Top Performers – Education Article

A growing number of states are working toward setting standards for college and career readiness.  In many of those states, the argument is being made that because all students should leave high school ready for college or career, the high school diploma should be set to the new college and career standard, and no one should get a diploma in the future who does not meet that standard. At the same time, there is renewed interest in many states in…

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