7 quick tips: Helping the class of 2023 find alternatives to college

More than half of the graduating class of 2023 is opting out of the traditional four-year college education, according to a survey released Tuesday. While these numbers are no cause for alarm, leaders should be concerned that nearly one-third of the graduates were not aware of the career and technical education programs that would have given them alternative paths.

How Township High School District 214 is embedding entrepreneurship

It’s true what they say: a traditional four-year college education isn’t for everyone. But virtually every kid who walks the hallways of Township High School District 214’s six schools will get a job at some point in their lives.

Nontraditional outcomes: Why schools are measuring 4 new types of student success

A loose coalition of 250 school leaders is experimenting with deeper learning, social-emotional skills, self-direction and career readiness as they and their teams seek new ways to equip students for success after high school graduation.

‘Secret sauce’: Top-notch administrators keep this superintendent’s stress levels at bay

What makes Ysleta ISD unique? Superintendent Xavier De La Torre allows his cabinet members to communicate directly with school board members on the full range of issues.

7 questions: Superintendent is prepping rural students for future success

Superintendent Steve Willard's extensive experience as a CTE teacher has helped him set a course for the Belle Fourche School District as a model CTE system.

7 questions: Tomball ISD superintendent is raising CTE to a new level

A groundbreaking CTE initiative torpedoed by COVID has turned into a big win—and a massive new innovation campus—for Tomball ISD outside Houston.

How rural Doddridge County Schools is leading with its localized curriculum

The West Virginia district's instructional innovations kicked into high gear when Superintendent Adam Cheeseman got his students involved in bringing broadband to his rural community.

Leadership snapshot: This superintendent believes community schools can keep K12 relevant

Superintendent Kirt Hartzler makes a bold claim about Union Public Schools that would fill any leader with pride or envy: "We truly are a high-poverty yet high-performing school district."

Superintendents should know the 4 reasons students give school a B-

Older students give their schools high marks for safety and respecting individual differences but the overall grade falls to a B- where several other aspects of education are concerned.

What one superintendent learned on a door-to-door tour of her district

When Verletta White became the superintendent of Roanoke City Public Schools at the height of the pandemic, she toured the community to ask families what was—and wasn't—working.

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