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2015 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

March 21–23, 2015, Houston, Tex.

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Fall 2014 | Volume 20 | Number 3

Career Readiness: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Workforce Preparation

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Executive Summary on Career Readiness

There is an uneven focus on college preparation over career preparation in much of the country. To address this imbalance, stakeholders and the education community at large need to build a framework that values both career and college readiness equally.

Career Readiness: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Workforce Preparation

Lori Meyer

This issue of Policy Priorities examines the challenges education stakeholders face in bringing career readiness into balance with college readiness, provides an overview of the evidence in support of career readiness, touches upon the policy landscape, and highlights promising practices and outcomes for early adopters.

The Career Readiness Partner Council

The Career Readiness Partner Council works to define career readiness and encourages education leaders and communities at large to adopt initiatives to promote career-ready strategies.

Linked Learning

Linked Learning is a high school improvement approach that combines strong academics with real-world experiences that is showing promising results all over the country.

National Academy Foundation

The National Academy Foundation is an educational model that integrates industry-focused instruction, academic content, and work-based learning experiences to help prepare students for both college and their careers.