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Repairing The Broken Connection Between College And Career

Michael Collins, vice president at Jobs For the Future and co-editor of the new book, Teaching Students About the World of Work: A Challenge to Postsecondary Education, shares his reflections on the connection between education and employment, the inequities in career preparation exposed by Covid-19 and why—now more than ever—higher education must focus on preparing students for a rapidly changing world of work.

May 20, 2020 | Forbes
New Report Shows Large Gaps In College Progress Based On Whether Students Attend High- Or Low-Income High Schools

If you graduate from a high school attended by a high percentage of low-income students, you’re half as likely to graduate from college six years later than if you come from a low-poverty high school.

October 8, 2019 | Forbes
This Is The One Critical Piece We’re Missing When It Comes To Learning And Deep Understanding

How many times have you sat in a classroom and felt like you were listening to Charlie Brown's teacher? Most of us have sat in classes, business or faculty meetings with the thought, "Not again."

September 13, 2019 | Forbes
College Board Is Dropping The 'Adversity Score.' Good.

The College Board announced today that it is dropping its recent plan to calculate an "adversity score" for students who take the SAT. David Coleman, CEO of the College Board admitted, "The idea of a single score was wrong. It was confusing and created the misperception that the indicators are specific to an individual student.”

August 22, 2019 | Forbes
How High-Quality Assessments Prepare Students For Workforce Readiness

Investors have been busy the past several weeks as many of the country’s largest companies released the most recent quarterly reports of their earnings and performance.

August 14, 2019 | Forbes
What It Will Take For School Wraparound Supports To Fulfill Their Potential

In the most recent issue of Education Next, Mike McShane presents a strong take on the current state of integrated student supports—or wraparound services—in schools in his article “Supporting Students Outside the Classroom.”

August 7, 2019 | Forbes
America's School Funding Struggle: How We're Robbing Our Future By Under-Investing In Our Children

This week, U.S. lawmakers will gather for the annual National Conference of State Legislators meeting to tackle a range of issues, including school funding, which they identified as their top priority earlier this year.

August 5, 2019 | Forbes
California Grows an Educational Approach That Links Student Aspirations to Workforce Needs

Simon Tran is on the fast track. A junior at the Kearny High School of Digital Media and Design in San Diego, Simon makes the most of learning in a school with a digital media arts industry theme.

June 6, 2016 | Forbes
Big Business Bets on Education, Turning Factories and Corporate Campuses Into Schools

Tired of looking for workers and not finding enough of them with the right skills, some of the world’s largest businesses are partnering with local governments to train the next generation of American workers.

December 9, 2013 | Forbes