Closing the Gap between Career Education & Employer Expectations: Implications for America’s Unemployment Rate

This brief discusses the extent to which a lack of sufficient employment skills leads to structural unemployment throughout the country. In doing so, it also attempts to understand why, in a nation full of countless education resources, this “employment skill gap” persists.

Improving Education Through Collaboration: A Case Study of the Long Beach Seamless Education Partnership

This report reveals the components of a successful collaboration by sharing the collaborative model of the Long Beach Seamless Education Partnership. The Partnership is comprised of faculty, administrators, and non-education institutional leaders dedicated to the successful transition of students from secondary school to college and the workforce. The components of the Partnership’s P-20 collaboration model include strong leadership, media involvement, initiatives that thrive in spite of turnover, and a community demand for improvement.

En Route to Seamless Statewide Education Data Systems: Addressing Five Cross-Cutting Concerns

In this report, the State High Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) shares five processes that are key to the development of effective and sustainable state longitudinal data systems. These components were identified by a cohort of 11 state leadership teams and content experts collaborating to provide a framework for states in the early stages of creating longitudinal data systems.

Replication of a Career Academy Model: the Georgia Central Educational Center and Four Replication Sites

This paper examines how four Georgia career academies compare with a Central Education Center (CEC) exemplar in Georgia. This study focuses on three elements of the CEC model; courses and curricula development based on need, stakeholder engagement, and seamless integration of career and technical education with academics and alignment between secondary and postsecondary education. Internet searches and key informant interviews from each site were conducted to assess the results.


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