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Measuring Connections in Career-Connected Learning
Future Focused Education and Big Picture Learning are proving it’s possible to understand the social side of work-based learning. Both organizations’ commitment to equity has led them down that path.
The Secret Sauce to a Successful College and Career Readiness Program
An integral part of K-12 education is preparing students to shape their own lives beyond high school, whether they choose college, technical school, or the workforce. And while there is no single recipe for this, there just might be a secret sauce.
Mobilizing the Higher Education Community to Support P-12 Pandemic Recovery
In May 2023, the U.S. Department of Education issued a call to action encouraging higher education institutions to engage more college students in evidence-based, high-impact P-12 support roles through Federal Work-Study jobs and other pathways to community service. Colleges and universities can answer the call to action, and receive support and recognition for their efforts, by joining the National Partnership for Student Success’s Higher Education Coalition.
Balancing Act: Preserving Children’s Rights in the Digital Age
As policymakers increasingly wade into regulating children’s access to and use of online technologies, the time has come for a national conversation about youth rights in the digital age. Requiring thoughtful content filters and age-appropriate design that encourages digital citizenship will be far more effective in the long run than sweeping restrictions.
When Preparing Kids for Their Future, Should We Lead with the Destination?
Every educator wants their students to be prepared for the future, but the traditional approach to career readiness isn’t working. There’s a better way.
From Designing Project-Based Learning to Designing Professional Development
Matthew Leader, a PBL-based school teacher, explains how he coaches other teachers to incorporate more projects into their own practices.
World of Work Summit 2023
Norton Gusky recaps experiences from the World of Work Summit.
Embracing the DARPA Model for EdTech Innovation: Charting the Course with GPT-4 and Beyond
GPT-4 and other disruptive edtech applications will proliferate quickly and need innovative research and development programs to ensure they are safe, effective, and equitable. Adapting the DARPA model to education opens the door for rapid-cycle research and development programs that can keep up with the rapidly evolving technology landscape.
From Classroom to Career: Mastering Real-World Competencies through Alternative Learning
Russell Cailey shares his insights on the benefits of alternative approaches to learning in response to traditional education models and their inability to adapt to the students of the 21st century.
Cultivating Women in Leadership: A Seat at the Table
To celebrate Women's History Month, Christy Pierce shares how high schools can put programs in place with young women in mind.