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Study Tour (Los Angeles, CA) Integrating Career Readiness into K-12 Schooling for Postsecondary Success
This study tour highlighted how schools are integrating more robust academic content, higher-order skills, and academic mindsets practices with career educatio…
This study tour focused on how a large, urban school district developed career pathways that create opportunities for all students to be successful in high sch…
This webinar described the value of career pathway systems, showcased leading state and district examples.
- February 3, 2016
Betsy Brand, Executive DirectorWhat are the skills needed for high value, high wage, high growth jobs? A great report by the Center on Education and the Workf…
- January 6, 2016
The Intersection of Afterschool and Competency-based Learning: Emerging Trends, Policy Considerations, and Questions for the Future
This white paper explores the intersection and relationship between Afterschool and Competency-based Learning.
- January 4, 2016
Jenna Tomasello, Program AssociateAs students learn and develop valuable skills and competencies for college, careers, and beyond both in and out of school, i…
- December 21, 2015
Advising Strategies for Supporting First-Generation College Students: Can Technology Replace Counselors and Peers? (Part 3)
Jennifer Brown Lerner, Deputy DirectorAccording to research by Pew, 84% of all Americans use the internet and 97% of those ages 18-29 are online regularly. Th…
- December 16, 2015
Carinne Deeds, Program AssociateAs the first in my family to go to college, I entered the application process with an endless amount of questions. Where shoul…
This webinar served as the release of a new white paper on current trends and opportunities at the intersection of afterschool and competency-based learning.
- December 14, 2015
Advising Strategies for Supporting First-Generation College Students: The Role of Traditional Counseling (Part 1)
Jenna Tomasello, Program Associate“You’re just not college material.” That was what a high school counselor told my mother after she expressed interest in goi…
- October 20, 2015
Words matter. This idea is not new, but it is especially critical when we talk about defining what we mean by college- and career-readiness. Creating a common …
This convening aimed to provide clarity on the intersection of afterschool and competency-based education.
This forum highlighted the work of the Statewide Afterschool Networks in increasing the investment in afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs.
This webinar showcased a new, interactive learning module, Integrating Employability Skills: A Framework for All Educators.
- June 15, 2015
Located in Paducah, Kentucky, a region with low educational achievement and significant industrial decline, West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCT…
This forum addressed the challenges facing students and the institutions that serve them, and highlighted strategies to help the new forgotten half get ahead a…