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How ESSA Can Support College and Career Readiness for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Preparation for college and careers is increasingly important as success in today’s labor market requires students having postsecondary education and training as well as employability skills. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides various policy levers for states to support college and career readiness for youth experiencing homelessness.

Using ESSA’s Key Protections for Youth in Foster Care to Support College and Career Readiness

Among the 415,000 youth in the foster care system nationwide, only 46% will earn a high school diploma or GED, and less than 3% will obtain a bachelor’s degree. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that all students have access to a well-rounded education that will prepare them for college and career.

Supporting Career Readiness With Work-Based Learning

By 2020, 65% of all jobs will require some postsecondary education or training. But are students graduating college and career ready to meet this demand?

There is some good news but work is still needed to ensure that students are ready to seize postsecondary opportunities:

Ask the Experts in Competency-Based Education: Teachers and Principals

This blog series shares lessons from leaders in competency-based education at different levels of leadership: state, district, and school. Each post will highlight the work of several leaders at a given level and will share lessons learned for other educators to consider in their own development of competency-based education. 

Ask the Experts in Competency-Based Education: District Leaders

This blog is one in a series that shares lessons from competency-based education leaders at the state, district, and school levels. Each post describes CBE efforts and shares lessons learned for others to consider in their own development of competency-based education.

Voices From the Field of Career Pathways: Pathways to Prosperity

This blog series shares lessons from national organizations working to build career pathways with support from state leadership. Each post will highlight one provider and share a cornerstone element from their strategy for others to consider in their own development of career pathways.

Voices From the Field: Career Pathways—Creating Relevant Learning Experiences

This blog series shares lessons from national organizations working to build career pathways with support from state leadership. Each post will highlight one provider and share a cornerstone element to their strategy for others to consider in their own development of career pathways.

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