Ready for Success Blog

CTE and College, Career, and Civic Readiness: The Role of State Boards

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.

Are Students Ready?

The Policy Analysis for California Education hosted a seminar titled “Ready for College? The College Readiness Indicator System” on Friday, May 16, 2014. This seminar addressed the implementation of the College Readiness Indicator System (CRIS) and CRIS Resource Series, which includes information on the six essential elements of CRIS implementation and research-based indicators.

Call for a National Conversation on Creating a Competency-based Credentialing Ecosystem

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) recently joined policy leaders[1] 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. 

Reducing Complexity for Students: A Tool to Help Colleges Implement Low-Cost Solutions

Community colleges serve a huge variety of students: traditional and nontraditional, daytime and evening, part-time and full-time, those seeking short-term career-technical credentials, and others who intend to transfer to four-year colleges. To meet the wide-ranging needs of this unique student population, community colleges offer a complex array of programs and courses. When students enroll at community colleges they therefore face a broad range of course, program, and degree options that can be confusing or overwhelming.

Making Learning Personal in High Schools: A Briefing on Capitol Hill

On May 1, 2014, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education led a question and answer based conversation about the role of secondary school leaders in creating personalized learning environments that are sustainable and increase student achievement.   

Dual Enrollment: A Strategy to Improve College-Going and College Completion among Rural Students

On a national scale, rural districts face a range of challenges: declining student enrollment, declining revenues, technological disadvantages, trouble recruiting and retaining quality teachers, long student commutes, and at the high school level, providing the general academic core curriculum while also offering robust career/technical education (CTE) and advanced academic options. These challenges likewise play out in dual enrollment opportunities in rural high schools.

The U.S. Labor Market and its Implications for CTE and Pathways

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.

Reaching Postsecondary Success: Pathways for Youth in Transition from Foster Care

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.[1] 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.[2]


Subscribe to