This is a cross-post from Ready by 21 authored by Patrick Boyle. Original post date: July 17, 2014. What does it take to get young people ready for life?
On May 14, 2014, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) hosted the Webinar “CTE and College, Career, and Civic Readiness: The Role of State Boards.” The objective was to ascertain and highlight the different roles state education boards play in guiding career and technical education (CTE). To achieve this objective, speakers with in-depth knowledge in these areas convened to share their experiences and practices.
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) recently joined policy leaders in other organizations calling upon to call upon key stakeholders in our nation’s postsecondary education and workforce credentialing system to increase transparency, trust and portability in the credentialing marketplace.
The National Center for College & Career Transitions (NC3T) and the Drexel University School of Education co-hosted a Webinar on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, “The U.S. Labor Market and its Implications for CTE and Pathways”, which focused on U.S. labor market indicators of the success rate for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. Dr. Bruce Levine, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Drexel School of Education’s Educational Policy program, and Brett Pawlowski, Co-founder of NC3T, moderated the event.
Each year in the United States there are nearly half a million children and youth in foster care, and approximately 26,000 older foster youth will age out of the system annually. Only 20% of youth who transition out of foster care enroll in postsecondary education and less than 11% go on to earn a postsecondary credential.
Research to Practice is a new CCRS Center blog series. Each month, CCRS Center staff will highlight the latest research from the Regional Educational Laboratories on college and career readiness topics. This is the first in the series.
On February 13, 2014, the College and Career Readiness and Success Center and the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) co-hosted the final installment of a three-part Webinar series on accelerated learning, “Dual Enrollment: The Role of Policy in Promoting Quality Pathways to Postsecondary Success.” The Webinar highlighted national trends, model policy components, and state experiences r
Most community colleges offer a wide array of programs. Yet, colleges typically provide little guidance to help new students choose a program of study and develop a plan for completing it. While career services and advising are provided to students who seek them out, studies suggest that those who need such services the most are the least likely to take advantage of them.
The Alliance for Excellent Education hosted a Webinar titled “Youth CareerConnect Program: An Opportunity to Redefine the High School Experience and Increase College and Career Readiness” on December 18, 2013. This Webinar provided information about the U.S. Department of Labor’s Youth CareerConnect (YCC) grant program and approaches to secondary school reform within the context of the program.