College and career readiness

Why now is the time to get serious about financial literacy

Imagine if we taught math by mandating just a single semester-long course in high school. Or if we taught science by occasionally mentioning it in history classes. Yet, that’s exactly how financial literacy is taught in US schools—if it’s taught at all.

Dual enrollment: Expand it now to meet the needs of tomorrow

With tech-enabled classrooms, it’s time now to reimagine how we deliver dual enrollment to ensure more students benefit from these programs.

College vs. workforce prep: At which are schools more successful?

Less than half of all public schools rate themselves as doing "very good" or "excellent" in providing college preparation, according to new data.

3 takeaways from the launch of the digital SAT

In recent years, K12 education has gone increasingly digital, including test-taking. Here's what students and staff had to say after completing the digital SAT for the first time last weekend.

These pathways are launching high schools past a college-only mindset

When our high school used to offer a college tour, students and their parents signed up in droves. In contrast, when we offered an industry tour, the response was lukewarm at best.

Florida to bolster workforce development with $25 million grant

This additional funding is part of the $100 million awarded in August to school districts and higher education institutions across Florida to alleviate costs associated with creating or expanding career and technical education programs.

What leaders should know about the new digital SAT

It'll save students and educators about an hour of testing, for starters. Here's what The College Board told District Administration about the revamped exam.

How to determine the college and career-readiness of your school system

Ready to move forward? Focus on the student experience. Keep aligning instructional expectations toward real-world application. Personalize. Build partnerships. And make data-based decisions based on outcome data.

Buzzword watch: ‘Durable skills’ are the new soft skills

Soft skills nudged the phrase 21st century skills out of the K12 lexicon and now it's being replaced by this latest college-and-career-oriented buzzword: Durable skills.

Go beyond career-ready: Get ​​career active

K12's new approach to college and career readiness must be grounded in the three ‘ships’: mentorship, internship, and apprenticeship.

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